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Teaching Youth Media: Educational Video Center Airs Film at Human Rights Watch Film Festival

June 24, 2003
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The Educational Video Center is holding a benefit film screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on Wednesday.

Nine years ago students at the Educational Video Center produced the documentary "Some Place to Call Home" which examines the foster care system through the eyes of eight young women and men living within it.

Well recently some new members of the Education Video Center decided to track down some of the former foster care youth who were interviewed in the first film.

The result is the new film "Life After Foster Care."

The EVC is a not-for-profit media arts center that teaches documentary video production and media analysis to youth, educators and community media organizers. The goal is to develop the literacy, research, public speaking and work preparation skills of at-risk youth.

The Educational Video Center in collaboration with Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be holding a benefit screening this Wednesday, June 25 from 6-9pm at the Lincoln Center here in New York City which will showcase the student produced documentaries. We are joined by Steve Goodman of the Educational Video Center and two of the filmmakers Rafael Polo and Anthony Cordova.

  • Steve Goodman, founder of the Educational Video Center and author of Teaching Youth Media: A Critical Guide to Literacy, Video Production and Social Change
  • Rafael Polo, graduate of City — As-School High School in Brooklyn. He worked on the youth activism video, "Whose Streets, Our Streets"
  • Anthony Cordova, student filmmaker.

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