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2016 Films Now Streaming Online!

We are excited to announce the online launch of Global Action Project’s 2016 films! We hope that you will check out our incredible youth-produced films and share them with your friends, communities and networks!

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Right To Act

Made in collaboration with DRUM and Ugnayan, this short film takes on the epidemic of the NYPD's unlawful and deceptive searches of young people of color. The filmmakers produced this film to create awareness of and support for the Right to Know Act, which aims to create transparency and accountability in everyday interactions between the NYPD and the public.

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To Blend or To Dream

A group of immigrant youth decide how to respond when politician "Donald Cruz" comes to speak at their high school. Created by G.A.P.'s Youth Breaking Borders media program for immigrant youth, this film addresses the current anti-immigrant political climate and the personal impact that this fever pitch xenophobia is having on immigrant youth.

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Missing Pieces

Made in collaboration with youth leaders from Community Voices Heard, DRUM, FUREE, GOLES, RAISE and Ugnayan, this short film explores the perspectives of four young women around the intersections of Islamophobia, anti- Black and anti- Asian racism, policing, and immigrant detention.

2015 Films Now Streaming Online!

Watch Keep Ya Head Up

Click here for the links to watch our newest youth produced films!

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Keep Ya Head Up

Following the stories of two youth, this film addresses the impact of policing and surveillance, specifically on young immigrant and black communities in New York City. Youth producers are hoping to use the film to raise awareness among high school students about how they can fight back against Islamophobia and racism in their schools, on the streets and in NYC policy.

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#Suspended4WHAT

Youth from DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving partnered with Global Action Project to interview South Asian & Indo-Caribbean Students in Queens about their experiences with punitive Zero-Tolerance school discipline policies and bullying, as part of the Dignity in Schools campaign. In the interview featured in this clip, DRUM members Justin and Sarah share their story.

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The Real T: This Is My Truth

Get yr "SAS Facts"! Based on the experiences of LGBTQQ youth of color, this ‘Know Your Rights’ video covers not only street encounters and warrants, but also sexual harassment by police, inappropriate searches of transgender and gender non-conforming youth, profiling for prostitution-related and other “quality of life” offenses, as well as covering new ‘Trans patrol guide’ policies.

A Global Action Project, Community Media in Action Production, created in partnership with Streetwise and Safe.

Media History Timeline Summer Program Recap

This Summer, July 21- August 31st, 2014, 17 young people from throughout NYC were employed at GAP to learn new media technologies, advance their political education and team-build. Young people were continuing to create content and learn critical new media skills in the production of a web application “The Media History Timeline;” a curriculum tool to help users make connections between historical moments, media and popular culture and our personal stories.

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V. The Great Performer

Videl, an undocumented street performer, struggles with police harassment in New York City. He decides to take action by joining his friend and other youth organizers in a Know Your Rights program. Will his struggle with police continue? Through this video, the producers of Youth Breaking Borders hope to empower viewers to change their situation by accessing resources and building community.

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