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CELEBRATING OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Since we first started teaching young people to make documentaries 30 years ago, we’ve focused on helping them tell powerful stories that can make a difference in their communities, and develop their critical skills along the way.
EVC students participated in discussion about potential solutions for racial bias in policing and interviewed community leaders.
FIELD BUILDING LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION
Since our first professional development workshops for teachers 30 years ago, we’ve worked to expand student media arts production in schools across New York City - and beyond. We worked with teachers to not only bring more media making into the curriculum, but to create student-centered classrooms animated by student voice, creative expression, and inquiry into the social conditions of their lives.
EVC alum, Billy Marte, was featured on News 12 the Bronx for his documentary about his personal pathway to college. Currently, he is a student at Bronx Community College.
Congrats to the students and instructors of EVC's NMAA for the launch of their transmedia project, NYCalling All Tenants: 411 on the 311! Their project highlights housing inequalities in NYC and educate tenants on their rights.
Over the past three decades, EVC students and staff members have travelled coast to coast and around the world filming and presenting their work, and teaching other young people to tell powerful stories and make their voices heard through their documentaries.
Read more to view new highlights on our 30th anniversary timeline and an interactive map of places we've travelled to!
A big thanks to our students, teachers, funders, alumni, family, friends, and HBO for making our premiere screening possible and a success!
Running Time: 21:30
Under 21 is an intimate portrait of how two NYC youth get access to alcohol, why they drink, and the potential consequences.
Running Time: 27 minutes
Depression is a hidden crisis among young people of color, one that impacts their families, schools and communities. Too often, there is a stigma and a sense of denial associated with depression.
Running Time: 21:32
EVC's youth filmmakers explore powerful stories of gentrification and change in their own Bronx and Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Running Time: 23:00
EVC's Youth Documentary Workshop turn their cameras on the problem of drugs and incarceration in our communities – its impact on young people, their families, and communities.
Running Time: 23 minutes
This Documentary Workshop new release takes a fresh look at the prevalence of sexual assault in our contemporary society. Shocked by the statistic that more than half of all rapes happen to people under 18, student producers search for the roots of the violence.