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.
Who We Are
Global Action Project's mission is to work with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change.
What We Do
Founded in 1991, Global Action Project has provided media-arts and leadership education for thousands of youth living in underserved communities across New York City and the country.
G.A.P. works in three areas.
- Our core program, Urban Voices, annually supports 75 youths' leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and community engagement through collaborative social-issue media production; as well as supports their aspirations for higher learning through college awareness and preparation.
- Our Media in Action initiative helps community organizers move their campaigns further, faster, by offering targeted, cross-generational trainings in capacity-building through creative youth engagement, media production, and strategizing.
- Through strategic partnerships and outreach, our youth-produced media are seen by annual audiences numbering 200,000 and are used by organizers and educators in curricula and community campaigns for social justice. landscape and respond with powerful messages of their own.