From the crack epidemic of the 1980s to the stop-and-frisk encounters with police today, young people use their cameras to tell the stories of their times. Spanning three decades, this extraordinary documentary series capture moments in New York City’s history through the fresh but unblinking eyes of emerging teen filmmakers from the Educational Video Center’s (EVC) Youth Documentary Workshop. Portraits of struggle and resilience, these award-winning short films brim with life and speak to us with as much honesty and immediacy today as they did when they were first created.
Each program will be followed by Q&As with the producers and participants. This series is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in partnership with the Educational Video Center.
About Educational Video Center
A pioneer in media education, EVC has been teaching New York City teenagers the art of making powerful social documentaries in schools and its afterschool workshops since 1984. EVC documentaries have been featured on PBS, NBC, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Sundance Film Festival, and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York and in London. EVC has won more than 100 national and international festival awards and was presented the JVC President’s Award at JVC headquarters in Tokyo, and the President’s Committee’s Coming Up Taller award at the White House.