YOUTH VISIONS

Media Arts Center San Diego’s 27th San Diego Latino Film Festival presents…

Youth Visions Film Showcase!

Made possible by the Clare Rose Foundation, California Endowment, California Humanities, NBC Universal Project Innovation, SDG&E, and the California Arts Council.

Media Arts Center San Diego presents its annual Youth Visions showcase, a collection of short films from teen filmmakers, representing a burgeoning population of youth who are finding creative expression and empowerment in telling stories through visual media.

Date: March 21, 2020, 2PM
Location: AMC Fashion Valley.


AFTER JUSTICE

Dir. Bella Lowry
(Second Chance Emerging Makers and Teen Producers Project, San Diego, CA, 8 min.)
Randy is a participant in the re-entry program at Second Chance San Diego, an organization committed to serving the justice involved population in the region. Revealing testimonies and first hand accounts from administrators and participants convey the sense of hope and pride given to all those involved.

THE AMERICAN DREAM
Dir. Janetzy Cruz
(Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA, 4 min.)
A Mexican immigrant reflects about how he fought and decided to come to the United States for a better life. While living in the United States, he comes to his own definition of “the American Dream”.

BAILANDO CON NUESTRA CULTURA
(Rancho Minerva Middle School, Vista, CA, 3 min.)
Students learn about their roots and culture through the traditional Mexican dance Ballet Folklórico.

EL BORREGO: BARRIGA LIENA, CORAZON CONTENTE
(Teen Producers Project, San Diego, CA, 5 min.)
Located in San Diego’s richly diverse neighborhood of City Heights, El Borrego is a mother-and-daughter-operated restaurant and a cozy gathering place for local residents. Join us on a journey to learn about the inspiration for starting this restaurant, as well as challenges faced to get it running.

BLOOM
Dir. Melissa Ruiz
(Reel Voices, San Diego, CA, 7 min.)
Two best friends talk beauty within themselves, media, and culture. They explore how they have grown from conforming to standard expectations to flourishing into their own definition of beauty.

BROTHERS
(Youth Beat, Oakland, CA, 6 min.)
A film about a pair of brothers who were long ago separated but still need to say goodbye.

DOUBLE VIDA
Dir. Sharley Gonzalez
(Raw Art Works, Lynn, MA, 3 min.)
Two countries, one teen and her journey discovering that home does not need to be a place.

GARDENING WITH SOUL
(Second Chance Emerging Makers and Teen Producers Project, San Diego, CA, 5 min.)
An imagery-driven documentary short that details the therapeutic benefits for youth involved in the Second Chance Youth Garden Program.

GROWTH
Dir. Mitzy Vasquez
(Camp Reel Stories, Albany, NY, 6 min.)
When strong emotions cause flowers to grow on Gordon Crow’s arms, how will he fix his issues before his big presentation?


HECHO EN MEXICO
Dir. Samantha Del Rio
(Reel Voices, San Diego, CA, 8 min.)
A portrait of the beautiful city of Tijuana, exploring its arts and culture, all while tearing down the wall of stereotypes.

LOST THOUGHTS
(Camp Reel Stories, Albany, NY, 6 min.)
A young girl who has telepathy struggles with her powers and social life.

NOSOTROS SOMOS
Dir. Josue Sarmiento, Melanie Savaria, Healy Alvarado, and Erin Verham
(Albemarle High School Latinx Club, Charlottesville, VA, 8 min.)
Students share their reasons for migrating to the United States, as well as the stereotypes they endure.

RAISED ON CROQUETAS
Dir. David A. Perez
(Columbus High School, Miami, FL, 5 min.)
Student reporters at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami met with Chef Eileen Andrade – whose grandparents were Cuban immigrants and are the founders of Islas Canarias restaurant – known for their authentic dishes and some of the best croquetas in Miami. Now as owner of Finka Table and Tap, Chef Eileen is keeping her family’s traditions alive.

RISE UP
Dir. Marley Nelson
(Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA, 2 min.)
A look at a young woman’s experience with activism and leadership.

EL SUENO AMERICANO
Dir. Zahila Alcala and Odalis Ramirez
(Vista High School, Vista, CA, 5 min.)
The story of a man who immigrated to the USA to better his life and his continued drive to create a better life and set an example for his children.

TO MY BROTHER
Dir. Karla Mejia
(Raw Art Works, Lynn, MA, 3 min.)
A young woman celebrates the connection she has with her brother through the art of photography.

TRANSPORTATION IN CITY HEIGHTS
(Teen Producers Project, San Diego, CA, 6 min.)
A short documentary about how public transportation affects the community in City Heights, specifically focusing on the youth bus pass. 

Total running time: 90 minutes

Community Partners: Bay Area Video Coalition, Pacific Arts Movement, Raw Art Works, San Diego County Office of Education, Second Chance, Vista Unified School District, and Youth Beat.

Ticket Prices:
General Admission – $12.00
Senior/Student/Military – $10.00
Member rate – $9.00

Get priority seating, free access to parties and VIP events!

Screening at AMC Fashion Valley 18 Cinemas.

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Info: larry@mediaartscenter.org / 619-203-1938

Media Arts Center San Diego’s Youth Visions showcase and year-round youth media education programs are made possible with the support of:

Made possible by Clare Rose Foundation, California Endowment, California Humanities, NBC Universal Project Innovation, SDG&E, California Arts Council, City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, and National Endowment for the Arts..