Louis and Cassie, the protagonists of the film, are high schools students tired of being disempowered and disrespected in the classroom. A student who is new to the school -- and to Earth -- invites them to contact elected officials, but they decide to engage their classmates and create change on their own terms.
Media in Action
Media in Action is G.A.P.’s training for youth organizers who want to incorporate media into their campaign work. We do this over the course of a free, three-day training here in New York with youth organizers from all across the country working on a common cause. In the Summer of 2011 our institute will address educational justice. Media in Action trainings incorporate small-scale, hands-on production activities that include storytelling and interviewing techniques, aesthetic composition, creative camera work and editing; analytical activities that place past and current popular-media efforts within a framework of global media history, power, ownership, and movement-building; and strategy sessions to link media to social justice work. Organizers leave Media in Action trainings with:
- new skills to develop communication tools with compelling stories and convincing messages.
- a creative and fun avenue for young people to contribute to organizing efforts.
- ongoing curriculum resources and technical assistance.