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Here’s Who We’re Honoring for Women’s History Month

Updated: Dec 22, 2021



We at EVC are proud to celebrate our graduates from the past three decades whose documentaries have challenged us to think critically about pressing social issues in our lives. And we’re proud that they’ve gone on to make a difference in the world in countless ways — through the films they create, the communities they serve, and the students they teach.

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we honor EVC graduate Christine L. Mendoza, a feminist, media activist, and inspiring role model and educator who has taught documentary workshops for youth in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and for many years here at EVC. When she was an EVC student back in 2001, she taught video for justice-involved youth in partnership with CASES while producing Tough on Crime, Tough on Our Kind, an award-winning documentary on juvenile justice that premiered at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Now as Education Coordinator at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Christine teaches film to elementary school students, continuing to give back, and inspire the next generation of young filmmakers to tell their stories. We’re sure you will be inspired by her story.


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EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshops, New Media Arts Apprenticeship, and Professional Development Programs are made possible with generous support from: The Academy Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Bay & Paul Foundations, Bloomberg, The Brenner Family Foundation, The Robert Bowne Foundation, HBO, Jewish Communal Fund, Mozilla HIVE, The National Board of Review, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Office of New York City Council Member Corey Johnson, The Open Society Foundations, The Pinkerton Foundation, The W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, ExpandEDSchools, The Taft Foundation, Variety the Children’s Charity of New York, Laura B. Vogler Foundation, The Wellspring Foundation, Milton A. & Roslyn Z. Wolf Family Foundation Teacher of Conscience Fund, and you!


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