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Updated: Dec 23, 2021

When: Thursday, April 11

3:30 – Student Screening – RSVP atkrubenstein and receive complimentary Viewer Guide

6:30 – General Screening –Buy Tickets At the FSLC Web Site

Where: The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater 144 West 65th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

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Spanning three decades worth of extraordinary work, the EVC Retrospective Series captures moments in New York City’s history through the fresh, but unblinking eyes of emerging teen filmmakers. In this program, three short documentaries examine the critical problems of homophobia in schools and sexual violence against teenage girls and women, as well as the school programs and organizations that are addressing these problems. Post-screening discussions include former EVC youth producers and their EVC instructors, and resources for SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH (SAAM).


* School Screening: PROJECT ENVISION is a collaborative with individuals, families, local businesses, and social service agencies aiming to identify and address community specific needs surrounding sexual violence in the Lower East Side. The collaborative seeks to engage community members in healthy dialogue to explore the myths and norms that perpetuate sexual violence. By normalizing conversations surrounding sexual violence, they hope to be empowered as a community towards sustainable social change. For more information,

* General Screening: FRANCES BRADLEY is a visual and performing artist from Flint, Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has been recognized for her visual artwork by the National Conference of Artist in Philadelphia for the Artist Legacy Award. Now a New York resident, Frances has a strong passion for social change through the arts and continues teaching diverse forms of art designed to visually enhance impoverished communities. Frances recently launched her latest project, Womanhood or Woman’s-Hurt.


EVC youth producers examine the causes of violence and discrimination against women. Skillfully weaving interviews with peers, feminist scholars and social workers, they offer an insightful critique of the media’s role in reinforcing negative gender stereotypes. A powerful media literacy discussion tool, this video has been used for training by the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault and screened by educators at the University of Istanbul in Turkey.

Out Youth in Schools (1998, 22m)

Weaving together moving personal stories, archival news footage, street interviews and dramatizations, this powerful video examines the critical problem of homophobia in schools and the national movement of gay/straight alliances that has grown up in response.

It’s Not About Sex (2007, 23m)

This Documentary Workshop film 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. They examine why many survivors of sexual crimes are afraid to report them. On their journey to understand this complex issue, they talk to people from all walks of life, from sex crimes prosecutors and anti-rape activists, to people in the sex industry. Producers challenge their own assumptions while calling for society to take prevention seriously at an earlier age.********************************************** EVC is proud to partner with the Film Society of Lincoln Center to present the retrospective series, THROUGH OUR EYES: Three Decades of EVC Youth Documentaries. 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. Both screenings will be followed by a question-and-answer session with producers from the short films featured in the programs. For more information on the EVC Retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, click here or contact Theresa Navarro at

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


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; The Pinkerton Foundation; 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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