At the age of 18, Kingsley accidentally shot and killed his friend with his brother's handgun. Sentenced 8-20 years in prison, he thought his life was over- but while serving his years, he decided to turn his life around. A story about the common humanity we all share beneath our labels.
John Cornelius - 17, Darryl Kenny - 17, Christmas Witherspoon - 17, Joseph Briggs - 16 South Carolina
Come Around My Way is a youth documentary project that seeks to use video production techniques to empower students to deepen their understanding of themselves and tell their stories visually by mashing and remixing various videos and voices into one cut.
Julian Jordan - 16, Kyle Trefny - 16, Monica Menor - 16 California
A jarring documentary that expresses the problem, causes, and effects of oceanic plastic pollution. The film explores the complex issues behind ocean pollution through the views of both youths, and professionals alike.
Ayannah Settle - 17, Gillian McFerren - 17 California
The “In” Word is a student produced documentary that explores how the commonplace use of the n-word blurs the line between its denotative and connotative meaning. The film analyzes if the casual use of the term in popular music has been appropriated overtime.