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A Letter

In Spring 2015, middle school students from Wide Angle’s Baltimore Speaks Out! program at the Herring Run branch of The Enoch Pratt Library System explored the importance of security for youth across the nation.

Youth Producers: Mikayla Curtis, Khloe Ellis, Don Egeonu. Assistant Youth Producers: Alise Little, Corey Williams, Anthony Revel, Sam Mark, Kelis Jackson, Charles Glenn, Keith Glenn, Dianna Scott, Deanna Scott and Nachelle Moore.

Music:
“Whispering Through” by Asura
freemusicarchive.org/music/Asura/Bonus_Beat_Blast_2011/09_asura-whispering_through
“Like Bacon Sundays” by Luc
freemusicarchive.org/music/luc/peaofthesea/like_bacon_sundays

Posted May 7th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

In Fall 2014, middle school students from Wide Angle’s Baltimore Speaks Out! program at the Herring Run branch of The Enoch Pratt Library System explored the impact of materialism and consumerism on young people.

Youth Producers: Mikayla Z. Curtis, Don C. Egeonu, Nisha C. Jackson, Samuel I. Mark, Kiyanah A. Molenar, Nachelle A. Moore, Nickole Moore, Oluwasefunmi Oluwafemi, Ayooluwakiitan Oluwafemi, Destianey E. Jenkins, Mykayla D. Taylor, Corey T. Williams. Assistant Youth Producers: Danira T. Bernard, Brandon M. Grimes Jr., Trinity Michelle Mcinnis, Aiyonna Mary Mcinnis, Tikiyah Denise Molenar, Delroy I. Richardson, Charles Thomas, Keith Thomas, Jessica P. Wilson.

Posted May 7th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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A Teen’s Dream

Ricardo Amparo, a senior in Baltimore City and Youth Producer for our Mentoring Video Project, shares his views for a healthier, happier city for young people in Baltimore. Made in partnership with DB Productions and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a workshop at TED2015.

Originally debuted online here: rwjf.org/en/culture-of-health/2015/03/a_ted_dare_here_sr.html

 

Posted May 7th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Munching on Lunch

This video was created by participants in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Patterson Park Public Charter School. Youth producers researched where cafeteria food comes from, federal standards for student meals, and explored ideas on how to keep the food both healthy and tasty.

A special “Thank You!” also goes out to all of the dedicated staff at Patterson Park Public Charter School and Baltimore City Public Schools who provide food and nutrition services to students and who helped to contribute to this video. We appreciate your positive attitudes, hard work, and diligence in ensuring that students are fed healthy, delicious meals every day!

Posted February 12th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

In the Fall of 2014, middle school students from Wide Angle’s Baltimore Speaks Out! program at the Herring Run branch of The Enoch Pratt Library System explored the impact of materialism and consumerism on young people.

Posted February 9th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Uncategorized, Video by waym
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The Mystery of Media Literacy

Created in the fall of 2014, this video was made by participants in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Reisterstown Road Branch of The Enoch Pratt Free Library . Students used satire to critique sensationalized TV news coverage and examine the importance of media literacy skills. What steps can YOU take to check the facts the next time you see a shocking news headline?

Posted January 12th, 2015 in Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Slaves to Fashion

In this powerful video essay created in the fall 2014 Mentoring Video Project program, filmmaker Evodie Ngoy explores the disturbing conditions in which our clothing, electronics, and fashion accessories are made. By sharing her own story, Evodie calls on us to spend our money supporting ethical manufacturing around the globe.

Posted October 30th, 2014 in Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Free Running in Baltimore

Tyson Sanford-Griffin is a young man that loves free running and parkour, activities that involve finding acrobatic ways of moving through urban spaces. However, in this short film, Tyson explains how he often feels unsafe doing his favorite activity in his native city of Baltimore, MD.

Created in the fall of 2013 in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Mentoring Video Project, this film also won “Best Story Promoting a Cause Related to Youth or Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math” in TechSoup’s 2014 Storymakers contest!

Posted October 27th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Slider, Video by waym
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A Dose of Nature: An Exploration in Environmental Psychology

“I did this project out of my love for trees. I hope it encourages you to love them too.” – Carson Murphy, Youth Producer

Ever wonder how green spaces affect our behavior and emotions? In the spring of 2014, the youth producers in the Baltimore Speaks Out! program at Patterson Park Public Charter School set out to discover answers. They researched and documented green spaces and vacant lots in Baltimore and their effect on the community. They also found that green spaces reduce crime. These dedicated youth producers reached out to several community organizations to create their story. Created by Youth Producers: Karolina Cazorla, Gerardo Cervantes, Michael Garcia, Antonio Johnson, Taylor Key, Tayvon Lane, Ryan Lee, Carson Murphy, Alexander Ortega, Joy Sanders, Sonta Solomon, Ahniya Thomas, Kelly Zamudio. Assistant Youth Producers: Ni’Jae Collier, Segunda Mayingi, K-Shaud Watkins, Drakhan Webb.
 
What can YOU do to create more green spaces in Baltimore?  

“I made this film because when I didn’t go outside, I was bored. Now I go outside, I feel better and more active with others.” – Taylor Key, Youth Producer

Posted June 24th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Stop the Arguments

During the 2014 spring semester in the Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Herring Run Library branch, youth producers decided to explore violence in their communities and how they can combat it. During our ten week program, students were introduced to the digital camera and learned the basics of photography and video recording. In addition to camera use, youth producers were taught how to use audio recording equipment, 3 point lighting, light painting, story boarding, script writing, and editing. They also learned how to work as a team, allowing them to create one class video, and got hands on experience with event planning and public speaking at our events.

In their Northeast Baltimore neighborhood, students see violence on a daily basis. They wanted to create a short video with a lighthearted tone to show an alternative to violence. As a class, they decided that “use your words, not your fist” was a good message to share with people. They believe violence can be avoided if people talk about their problems first before jumping to actions they may later regret. After weeks of hard work and dedication-from brainstorming ideas to production days in the library- the students’ film was complete. Although this is a video created by young people, we believe this is a message that can be shared with people of all ages!

Posted May 29th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym