If you think today's students think of nothing but social media and video games, wait until you see the mini-documentaries they are producing this year as part of the Civic Life Project and international Youth Film Challenge.Read More
If you think today's high school students think of nothing but social media and video games, wait until you see the mini-documentaries they are producing this year as part of the Civic Life Project. This program is designed to encourage area high school students to investigate current topics and find out how government involvement works.Read More
How dangerous is the internet to your privacy? How much does religion influence political decisions? What is the real difference in education between prep schools, public high schools and charter schools? These are just a few of the topics student film makers are tackling this year as part of the Civic Life Project. We will screen five mini-documentaries with their students producers on hand to discuss them.Read More
Legalization of Marijuana in Connecticut, Police and the Latino Community, Impact of Social Media on Society, Students and ADD/ADHD Over-Medication, the Struggles of LGBT Students.Read More
Hillary Transue, 14, made fun of her high school’s vice principal on line, Justin Bodnar, 12, cursed at another student’s mother, Ed Kenzakoski, 17, did nothing at all. Those three and almost 3, 000 other children were sentenced to a juvenile detention facility for minor infractions. In many cases their parents were persuaded or coerced into waiving their right to legal counsel.Read More
From Students to Citizens:
We will be showing four short documentary films about our communities. They were created this year by area high school students to examine and address some of the urgent issues of our time. Some of the film makers will be on hand to discuss their projects.
Housatonic Valley Regional High School students show documentaries they created as part of a program with Global Village Media in a joint project with the The Connecticut Project for the Constitution, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of public dialogue on issues of constitutional importance.Read More