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Youth Media Mashup

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Sat, Apr 21

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Shorts Programs

77 min




While a majority of young people are becoming media content creators these days, not all have what it takes to become gifted filmmakers. This collection of youth-produced work is an impressive and engaging sampling of the emerging talents to watch. (Recommended for ages 10 and up.)

A STAR BEING BORN
At the San Francisco Circus Center, one teen demonstrates her high-flying skill on the trapeze and trains hard to learn new tricks. (Edith Lacroix, USA 2011, 5 min) This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

ASSUMPTION
When a boy finds a mean note written in his notebook, he deals with the harassment in an unexpected way. (Alfie Barker, England 2011, 5 min) In GGA competition.

METRO
In a Los Angeles metro station, commuters ponder a single but not so simple question. (Eric Brownrout, USA 2011, 6 min) In GGA competition.

LIFE AS A COLLAGE
At the Sitar Art Center in Washington, D.C., artist and longtime volunteer Tim Gabel has inspired many young artists. As he battles cancer, students pay tribute to his dedication and contributions. (Forrest Penrod, USA 2011, 24 min) In GGA competition.

ESSENCE OF THE SUN
Solar power takes on new meaning in this potent look at how one person absorbs the joys of nature. (Scott Feuerhelm, USA 2011, 3 min) This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

HISTORY IN THESE STREETS
Three Oakland teens explore the role the Black Panthers played in their cityís history while uncovering specific sites significant to the groupís civil rights struggle. (Brian Birchett, Patrick Manning, Nick Liem, USA 2011, 7 min) This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

SECRET CLUB
Could the new secret club Kyle hears about in the morningís school announcements be his ticket to excitement? (Ben Kadie, USA 2011, 4 min)

EVEN HANDED
Why does a straight teenage girl care about gay rights? A thought-provoking examination of tolerance and human interaction. (Gabriella Huggins, Samantha Highsmith, USA 2011, 5 min) In GGA competition.

IMAGINE
When a father undergoes surgery after years of blindness, he prepares for the experience of seeing his young son for the first time. (Alfie Barker, England 2011, 4 min)

OSUTO
A Bay Area teen travels to a small, rural village in Ghana and learns how life there is inextricably linked to the rains and seasons. (Fifer Garbesi, USA/Ghana 2011, 4 min) This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

ONION SKIN
Love in the age of texting. Can a teenager today hope to win a girlís heart through the ancient mode of letter writing? (Joseph Procopio, Canada 2011, 10 min) In GGA competition.

—Joanne Parsont

Total running time 77 min.



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