Kelly, born and raised in New York City, met Caleb two years ago at a LGBTQ youth shelter. At first rivals, now they are best of friends. Ellen just arrived to the city eager to find community. Through encounters with getting "grilled," generalizations made about the LGBTQ community, and connecting to their history, they explore origins and explain why they are through with being oversimplified into a few (lgbt) letters when the story's much more complex.
OUR HOMES OUR RIGHTS, a film created by youth leaders at CAAAV in Global Action Project's Community Media in Action program will be screening at MOMA Youth Media night tomorrow. Congratulations to all the youth producers who created the powerful media in this screening!
Razing NY: the Disappearance of Affordable Housing investigates patterns of gentrification throughout four different NYC neighborhoods. Bringing together community residents, organizers, business people and policy makers in the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Bushwick and Fort Greene, youth producers cast their cameras on the politics of race, class and economic development as communities fight to make housing affordable for all.
A docu-narrative that explores the struggle of working class Chinese immigrants in the face of escalating landlord harassment and abuse. Through tenants stories, history and archival footage, youth producers unveil the power of tenants fighting back against gentrification. In English and Mandarin.