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This is a free event. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required. 

The powerful films presented in this Exchange, made by young inner city filmmakers, will explore important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. “Screening Truth to Power” spotlights the first works made by an emerging generation of filmmakers who are determined to tell it like it is and aren’t afraid to make some people uncomfortable when they cut right to the heart of an issue. These student filmmakers use narrative and documentary techniques to tell stories from their unique perspectives. Armed with cameras and microphones, deploying narrative, documentary, and experimental approaches, these newcomers present the unvarnished truth about urban survival. Their approach makes engaging in honest conversations about these topics paramount. 

Filmmaker and media activist Ralph K. Scott will explore what's percolating in recent student films from across the country, as well as consult the co-directors of I, Destini, Nick Pilarski and Destini Riley, about the challenges of distinguishing sensationalism from the drama of uncomfortable truth. Join this lively discussion and meet tomorrow's headliners today!

This Exchange includes: 

  • We are Now (2018)
    Created by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media
    Runtime: 8 min
  • I, Destini (2016)
    Directed by Nick Pilarski and Destini Riley
    Runtime: 14 min
  • Black Stories Matter (2017)
    Created by Wide Angle Youth Media
    Runtime: 3 min
  • Black Sheep (2016)
    Directed by Camryn Mina
    Runtime: 9 min
  • Welcome to the Peace House (2016)
    Created by Community TV Network
    Runtime: 12 min
  • I Am Me (2016)
    Directed by Sophie Sither and Ricco Williams
    Runtime: 4 min

Presenters: Nick Pilarski, Destini Riley, and Ralph K. Scott 

This is a free event. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required.