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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Project Youth Documentary - apply now
SECOND SESSION ADDED! APPLY NOW!
August 1 - August 26
PROJECT YOUTH DOC (PYD) is a summer video documentary program for youth ages 13-16 years old taught at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR. Working in small teams with the guidance of professional filmmakers, students go through the process of producing, filming and editing a short documentary from start to finish. Students create documentaries focusing on the most powerful force in our society today, their own voices, turning the camera inward to explore issues important to their lives and communities.
Documentary topics by PYD students have included:
* "Flashmobs" – Looks at the new 'Flashmob' phenomenon, where a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire
* “Alberta" – Examining the Alberta neighborhood in Portland, focusing on the people, businesses, and recent changes affecting the area
* “Disabled Lives” – Several hearing impaired PYD students explore cochlear implants, the controversial new technology that many see as endangering deaf culture.