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Updated: Dec 23, 2021

A Retrospective of EVC Award-Winning FilmsProgram 4: Critical Issues in the Election

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This 4th program of this extraordinary documentary series explores critical issues in this election — undocumented youth, marriage equality, youth activism and voter registration — as seen through the fresh, but unblinking eyes of emerging filmmakers at the Educational Video Center.


Youth producers blend an historical overview of student and social protest movements with current testimony from outspoken youth activists.


Alienated gives voice to undocumen-ted youth immigrants facing the challenges of life after high school with no options for legalized work or college. This documentary examines what it means to be young, able and “illegal” in America.


Combining personal stories with historical and contemporary struggles for gay rights, students document the painful discrimination and in some cases, acceptance, that LGBT youth experience with their friends and family on a daily basis.


Blending humor, plainspoken language, and interviews with friends, family, local political leaders and community activists, this engaging documentary puts a face on “the youth vote” and the importance of voter registration in the historic 2008 election.********************************************** Each program will be screened twice at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater (with an afternoon screening for school audiences and an evening screening for general audiences). Question and answer sessions with the producers will follow each of the programs.Tickets are priced at $10 for the general public, $7 for FSLC members, and $8 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at or in person at the box offices of The Film Society of Lincoln Center at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop is a 15-week credit-bearing course that teaches high school students from across New York City to research, shoot, and edit compelling documentaries that examine community and youth-related issues.**********************************************

EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshops and Professional Development Programs are made possible with generous support from: The Bay and Paul Foundations; The Robert Bowne Foundation; The Brenner Family Foundation; The Brightwater Fund; The Gerald & Janet Carrus Foundation; HBO; Hyde and Watson Foundation; Jewish Communal Fund; National Board of Review; Open Society Foundations; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation; Time Warner Foundation; The Wellspring Foundation; and The Milton A. & Roslyn Z. Wolf Family Foundation Teacher of Conscience Fund. EVC is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. EVC programs are also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. In-kind support is provided by Benjamin Moore & Co, Claudia Giselle Design LLC, Gray Matters NYC, the Lawyers Alliance for New York, and the New York City Department of Education.


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