Young Filmmakers Screen Their Mini-Docs at the Little Theatre

May. 8, 2014
A "Raising 100,000 Voices" Project

Bullying, drugs, growing up, and foster care are just a few topics young filmmakers from the Raising 100,000 Voices project tackle in their own video productions. Raising 100,000 Voices, a project that encourages young adults to express, through video, issues that concern them, presents a special premiere screening of their mini-documentaries on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 3-5:30 the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue in downtown Rochester.

The Raising 100,000 Voices project is a national outreach effort designed to help understand the needs of the community from the point of view of those emerging into adulthood. The University of Rochester Medical Center and WXXI partnered with several youth agencies to begin the program in Rochester in 2005.

Now in its ninth year, the project has hosted eight screenings of more than 200 videos. More than 15 videos from 50 filmmakers will be featured at the May 17screening, which is free and open to the public.  Filmmakers for this series of videos include groups from Charles Settlement House, Teens Active in Civic Engagement (T.A.C.E.), Rochester City School District #52 School, Citizen U South, Citizen U North, Dazzle School of Visual & Performing Arts, Youth on the Move, Thomas P. Ryan Center, and Y.E.P.P. of Grace Community Village, Inc.

This event was made possible by a partnership with Roadwork for Success in Young Adulthood, WXXI Public Broadcasting, and the University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry.