Youth Use Film for First-Time Voter Registration Drives
Updated: Dec 23, 2021
Local youth filmmakers from the Educational Video Center’s Youth Organizers Television (YO-TV) just released their latest documentary on youth voter participation.
Journeys Through the Red, White, & Blue, a documentary produced by a team of New York City youth of color, is specifically designed to address the interests and concerns of their peers. Blending humor, plainspoken language, civics lessons, and interviews with friends, family members, local political leaders and community activists, this engaging documentary puts a face on “the youth vote.” Following the stories of Brian, Shon, and Tidiane, the film offers three unique explorations into the voting process: on the balance between local and national politics, on the legacy of African American voting rights, and on the rights and possibilities for immigrant participation.