A 14 min youth-produced short film that calls for restorative justice as an alternative method to the unjust zero tolerance policies and over-policing that students face in New York City public schools.
Produced by the youth organizers of YMPJ's PEERS campaign between October 2009 and March 2010 through GAP's Community Media in Action Program.
Many of the statistics used in the film are from the Safety With Dignity by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which you can find here: nyclu.org/content/safety-with-dignity-alternatives-over-policing-of-schools-2009
For more information about the PEERS campaign to bring restorative justice to NYC public schools, please get in touch with YMPJ: ympj.org
Diss-ney Medley: A Mockumentary to Remember
A short mockumentary that explores the challenges experienced by young actors of color as they try to make it on Broadway. The video follows two aspiring actors, Nola and Theo, as they try out for roles in a Broadway musical entitled "A Diss-ney Medley to Remember." Through the audition process, they struggle with a question: should they act out a part that is degrading to themselves and their community, or give up the opportunity that could launch their career?