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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Kawana Yancey
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Behind Closed Doors describes the filmmakers' struggles and triumphs as a child in the foster care system. By: Kawana Yancey. TRT: 2 min 59 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Nicolas Ha
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Passion is a reflective piece about individual passions. By: Nicolas Ha.TRT: 2 min 33 sec
Topics: passions, hobbies
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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In an abandoned train station, a group of kids discover powers hidden inside an old trunk. Lead Youth Producer: Mandel Lum TRT: 10:00 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Locomotion Film Festival (Salt Lake City, UT) KDOL TV (Oakland, CA) Access SF (San Francisco, CA) Awards: Best Experimental (Locomotion Film Festival)
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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Brandon Franklin
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Neighborhood Related explores life in the Western Addition through the eyes of one San Francisco young person. By: Brandon Franklin. TRT: 4 min 39 sec
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Topics: Western Addition, violence, neighborhood, teen perspective
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Ly Thu Anh
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The After Effect shows how a daughter sees her father in a new light after learning about a scar left from his experiences in the Vietnam War. By: Ly Thu Anh.TRT: 3 min 22 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Careful what you ask a stranger at the bus stop-you might just get an answer! A look at perceptions of beauty, ethnicity, and body image. Director: Karen Lum TRT: 4:05 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Los Angeles Film Festival San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival Hamptons International Film Festival Media That Matters (New York, NY) Slant: Asian-American Film Festival (Houston) Orinda Film Festival (CA) Women of Color Film Festival (Berkeley, CA) Project...
Topics: body image, ethnic, young women
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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In this short narrative set to Chopin, a lonely young man sets out to make a video for a contest by taping attractive young women in public. Along the way, he discovers that beauty is more than skin deep. Writer/Director: Karen Lum TRT: 9:10
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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Conexiones
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PSA produced by migrant youth in the Conexiones program on child abuse.
Topics: Youth, Health, Conexiones
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Tyler Garner
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Homework is about the dispensable nature of homework. By: Tyler Garner. TRT: 4 min 25 sec
Topics: teens, school, homework
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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A portrayal of two disillusioned, bored teens contemplating suicide. Writer/Director: Andrew Baxter TRT: 7:50
Topic: suicide
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Youth Sounds Factory attends the Sundance Film Festival. Director: Paolo Sambrano Editor: America Velasquez TRT: 8:06
Topics: dance, sundance
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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One gift idea for your girlfriend's birthday. Director: Vernell Harbin Camera: Leopoldo Rivera TRT: 45 sec Screenings: 9th Annual Urban Visionaries Film Festival (New York)
Topic: birthday
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Oscar Arana
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The American Dream explores how the filmmaker’s parents are driven by the American Dream, and once they can not succeed themselves, urge their children to strive to become prosperous. By: Oscar Arana. TRT: 2 min 42 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Children can make a difference. Director: Jazmynae Young TRT: 1:50
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Eduardo Sanchez
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G.A.M.E.S. takes the idea, "You shouldn't judge a book its cover," to a new playing field; in this other field, you shouldn't judge a Gamer by their game. By: Eduardo Sanchez. TRT: 5 min
Topics: gamers, teens, stereotypes
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Sandra Wong
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Miscommunication Between Parents and Teens takes a look at conflicts that arise between parents and teenagers, giving insight into the perspectives of both the parents and the teens. By: Sandra Wong TRT: 5 min 25 sec
Topics: parents, teens, misscommunication
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Youth Sounds
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Highlights from Youth Sounds first year of programming.
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Topics: oakland, hip hop, Society: Education
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Dance becomes the language of rebellion for some bored high school students. Lead Youth Producer: Erica Eng TRT: 10:30 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Hamptons International Film Festival (MA) Oakland International Festival Tower of Youth Festival (Sacramento, CA) Berkeley Film & Video Festival Salesforce Youth Media Festival (San Francisco, CA) Ojai Film Festival (CA) San Francisco Women's Film Festival Screenagers Film Festival (Berkeley, CA) Women of Color Film...
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Topics: dance, highschool, rebellion
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Evan Gardner
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Vibe With Me follows the journey of a musician and the experiences that inspire him along the way. By: Evan Gardner. TRT: 5 min 25 sec
Topic: music
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Lesley Rodriguez
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Not A So-Called Perfect Life shows how communication can heal the wounds of growing up with an alcoholic parent. By: Lesley Rodriguez TRT: 3 min 51 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Seanne Kempis
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A grandmother loses her memory to dementia.
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Aisha Lawrence, Kate Osipova, and Lydia Tulba
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Run it Through is about high school students’ struggles trying to get into college. By: Aisha Lawrence, Kate Osipova, and Lydia Tulba. TRT: 4 min 30 sec
Topics: college admissions, college applications
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Calvin Lee
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Sole Collectors brings the viewer into the world of shoe collecting. By: Calvin Lee. TRT: 4 min 28 sec
Topics: shoes, trends
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Sean Cobb
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Women: Finally Unraveled takes the viewer on a search to understand the mysterious female gender. By: Sean Cobb.TRT: 2 min 43 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Franklin
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Neighborhood Related explores life in the Western Addition through the eyes of one San Francisco young person. By: Brandon Franklin, 2005. TRT: 4 min 39 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by LaQuita D. Keele
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Street Violence explores how violence affects the community.
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by LeShanti Smith
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Life at Church takes a look into the filmmaker's favorite place -- church. By: LeShanti Smith. TRT: 1 min 51 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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This experimental short exposes an abstract reality as seen by three different people, calling into question the limitations of simply one perspective. Writers/Directors: Andrew Baxter & America Velasquez TRT: 2:25 Screenings: Access SF (San Francisco)
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Aaron Chiang
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3:5:14:00:100 is a documentary about the filmmaker's baseball team, a team that works hard and has fun, but consistently loses games. By: Aaron Chiang. TRT: 6 min 9 sec
Topic: baseball
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Thoughts and Interpretations: The Correct Perspective on African Americans takes a look at certain individuals who counteract the stereotypes that many people hold about African Americans. By: Andre Wilson. TRT: 7 min 14 sec
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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Alicia Butler
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Welcome to My Unhappy Streets is about the unhappy streets of Bayview Hunters Point. By: Alicia Butler.TRT: 1 min 20 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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A portrait of four teens as seen through a pencil as it travels at high school one day. Writers/Directors: Jason Alarcon, Daniel Downey,Vernell Harbin, Jazmynae Young TRT: 10:35 Screenings: Youth Film Festival (St. Helena, CA)
Topic: highschool
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Helens can agree on one thing. Director: Amber DuBois TRT: 30 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Alex Asefaw
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Passing Judgment explores how people are often judged based on their looks, even though people have a lot more to offer than assumptions may suggest. By: Alex Asefaw. TRT: 5 min 6 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Rafael Casal
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YouthSpeaks Workshops profiles YouthSpeaks workshops that inspire young people to become passionate about writing. By: Rafael Casal. TRT: 2 min 33 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Selina Lee
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What's In A Name is about the filmmaker's Chinese name, how she got it, and what happens to her because of it. By: Selina Lee. TRT: 3 min 4 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by LaTanya Tickle Green
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Realizing (And some may never see) explores the realities of people depending on one another. By: LaTanya Tickle Green. TRT: 3 min 29 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Voting examines the importance of young peoples' votes in the 2004 election. By: Chris Tche.
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Youth Sounds Factory goes to New York City to accept an award from the National Coalition Against Censorship. Editor: Jazmynae Young TRT: 3:00
Topic: censorship
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Jose Bemal
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Dead Eyez is a short poetic piece that raises questions regarding patriotism after 9/11 and what the public is told to say and not say. By: Jose Bemal TRT: 2 min 40 sec
Topics: US citizen, youth, government, Bush, citizen
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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A high school melodrama with an unconventional girl-chases-guy love story. Writer/Director: German Rodriguez TRT: 10:00
Topics: highschool, love story
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Winnie Huang
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Ingredient in One's Life is a documentary about friendship. By: Winnie Huang. TRT: 3 min 42 sec
Topic: friendship
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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A child genius faces the changes brought on by adulthood. Writer/Director: Paolo Sambrano Editor: Daniel Downey TRT: 9:10 Screenings: APAture Film Festival (San Francisco)
Topics: adulthood, genius
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Eli Purpura-Pontoniere
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My Family is about living in a large family. By: Eli Purpura-Pontoniere, TRT: 2 min 51 sec
Topics: family, large family
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Jazmin Jones
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The story of Rose and James Jones.
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Aisha Lawrence
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On Caletha is a documentary about the filmmaker's friend Caletha and how she has survived tough struggles. By: Aisha Lawrence. TRT: 3 min 37 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Anita Law
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Finding Your Adjective explores the vocabulary of teenagers and questions why teenagers concentrating on negative aspects about themselves rather than on positive ones. By: Anita Law. TRT: 2 min 20 sec
Topics: teens, positive self image, language
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Stephen Bowers
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Living In A Peaceless Community tells the story of life before and after the beef started in Hunter's Point. By: Stephen Bowers. TRT: 7 min 7 sec
Topics: Hunter's Point, violence, peace
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An improv enactment of teen courtship from 40 different voices. Lead Youth Producer: Paolo Sambrano TRT: 6:00 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Berkeley Film & Video Festival Orinda Film Festival Tower of Youth Festival (Sacramento, CA) Reel Teens Film Festival (New York NY) Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival (Cambridge, MA) Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (Birmingham, AL) KDOL TV (Oakland, CA) Access SF (San Francisco, CA) Awards: Grand Festival Award-Young Producers...
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Anthony Allesandroni
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D.I.Y. describes the underground music scene. By: Anthony Allesandroni. TRT: 4 min 38 sec
Topics: diy, underground music
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Michael Maldonado, Anita Law, and Zack Loheed
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What Lies Behind the Truth is the product of three young video-makers asking the youth of today, "What do you think about President Bush?" By: Michael Maldonado, Anita Law, and Zack Loheed. TRT: 3 min 35 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Jay Yu
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Street Racing exposes the dangers of street racing by profiling teen racers. By: Jay Yu. TRT: 6 min 4 sec
Topic: Street Racing, Teens, Danger
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Jose Mendez
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Heaven depicts the harshness of reality versus the comforts of an imaginary garden space. By: Jose Mendez. TRT: 1 min 27 sec
Topics: identity, immigration, isolation
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Mark Bradford
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My Life as a Commentator urges the viewer to never forget to follow his/her dreams, as shown through the filmmaker's passion to follow his own dreams. By: Mark Bradford TRT: 2 min 4 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Antonette E. Santiago
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No More Regrets explores how, when someone passes away, those surviving the deceased realize how big an impact the deceased has had on their lives. By: Antonette E. Santiago. TRT: 5 min 26 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Maurita Ramirez
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A Story of a Teen Mom is about the struggles of a teen mother. By: Maurita Ramirez TRT: 4 min 31 sec
Topics: teen,, mom, teen pregnancy
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Michael Kinard
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Block Violence is about the seriousness of hood violence in the Bay Area. By: Michael Kinard, 2005. TRT: 2 min 35 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by William Tsang
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A Culture is a video essay about the meaning of hip hop. By: William Tsang. TRT: 3 min 43 sec
Topics: hiphop, music, culture
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
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Find your prefect match -- safely. Director: Amber DuBois TRT: 1:20
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by LaCricia Peleseuma
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Culture explores the Samoan pride, and encourages others to understand their own culture. By: LaCricia Peleseuma. TRT: 5 min 45 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Zack Loheed
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The Struggle is a film about the struggle between funding public schools versus funding the military. By: Zack Loheed. TRT:1 min 56 sec
Topics: Education, public schools, budget
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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Jarrel Phillips
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Breaking the Mode proposes that leaders are individuals who are willing to stand out and are not afraid to stand up for what they believe and who inspire other people to take action as well. This idea of leadership is conveyed through a poem by Nelson Mandela: "Our Deepest Fear." By: Jarrel Phillips. TRT: 6 min 24 sec
Topics: Leadership, Leader
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Raul Llamas
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A Day In The Life Of Raul ... is about one day in the life of a San Francisco teenager.By: Raul Llamas. TRT: 3 min 2 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Tania Cervantes
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The Unheard is about the struggles of immigrants who are living on Cesar Chavez street. By: Tania Cervantes. TRT: 6 min 3 sec
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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Clifton Jones
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My Life is about the filmmaker's experiences with living in foster homes. By: Clifton Jones. TRT: 3 min 4 sec
Topics: foster care, family, foster homes
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by LaQuita D. Keele
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Street Violence explores how violence affects the community. By: LaQuita D. Keele, 2005. TRT: 3 min 12 sec
Topics: street violence, teens
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Jessica Tsuei
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Give Us a Break is about the stresses and lack of sleep in high school. By: Jessica Tsuei. TRT: 1 min 30 sec
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Janel White-Taylor
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A story of my family.
Topic: Society: Families
Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth
by Jon Garner
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A recent immigrant from El Salvador describes his life.