The Triangle Lab collaborated with TILT, the youth program of the Ninth Street Independent Film Center to offer youth mobile media workshops that invited San Francisco and Oakland youth to tell the stories of their neighborhoods on video. Participants from each city created short pieces based on the idea of a video postcard to a youth in another city, offering a glimpse of their vision of the places they live in.
In Oakland, TILT instructors collaborated with Youth UpRising, a center dedicated to community transformation powered by the leadership of youth. Participating youth will learn how to write, script, cast, direct, shoot, and edit videos using flip cameras and mobile phones, creating finished videos documenting Oakland through their eyes.
In San Francisco, TILT worked with youth at City Crossroads to explore their neighborhood and the journeys their families took to arrive there, part of a larger exploration of immigrant stories statewide. At the end of these workshops, youth from both sessions and their families were be invited to a film festival-style showing of all the films at Intersection for the Arts.
Filmmakers: Cristian Bambilla, Luis Miguel DeGuzman, Kevin DeVera, , Rennan DeVera, Hiul Dulalas, Zoe Glover, Jessica Guevarra, Jael Imani, Lidell McIver, Kevin Munson, Joshua Rivera, Kenneth Serafin, Ricky Tavita, Cardell Thomas, Samuel Tishkovskiy, Chris Vargas, Chester Wade, De’Mario Williams, and Gerald Williams.
Instructors: Zara Ahmed (San Francisco) and Vincent Cortez (Oakland)
Click here to view all the youth videos. These videos are also on view as part of the Triangle Lab exhibit at Spunk.
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