REEL VOICES

 
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EMPOWERING YOUTH ONE FILM AT A TIME

“The reality for a lot of us here in America is that, while everyone has a voice-- a story-- not all of them are valued equally or given a platform to tell them… Reel Voices taught me to see film not just as a form of art, but as a way of resistance.  To say yes, we exist.  Yes, we matter.  Our stories matter, that they deserve to be listened to and to be seen.”    
- Winter Smiley, RV Class of 2016

Reel Voices is a youth media program that trains high school students in the art of documentary storytelling and film making.  Curriculum is designed to enhance students critical film analysis, story development techniques, and exercise and encourage discovery, teamwork and self-expression.  Students gain valuable technical skills and learn to create their own digital short films.

WATCH REEL VOICES 2017

WATCH REEL VOICES 2016

Black Hair Magic

Alaysja Clark

Reel Voices 2017

African-American women discuss the struggles and benefits of being a black woman in America through hair.

 

What Does Gay Look Like?

Albert Prince Jr.

Reel Voices 2017

A documentary about how people view the LGBT community, asking a simple question about identity and appearance.

Growing Up Hip Hop

Nina Pearl Martin

Reel Voices 2017

The lives of teens growing up in the world of Hip Hop dance culture.

 

Below the Surface

Garett Seamans

Reel Voices 2017

Inside the minds of the people of the sea. Stories of how the ocean shapes character, friends, and moments.

A(mexi)can

Saray Aguilar

Reel Voices 2017

A documentary about being a teenager going through the crisis of trying to understand what it means to be Mexican-American.

David and Goliath

Rachel Lee

Reel Voices 2016

In a small, suburban neighborhood, a family-owned mom-and-pop donut shop comes face-to-face with one of the largest donut corporations in America.

STUDENT RECAP VIDEO 2017

 
 

STUDENT RECAP VIDEO 2016

 

Reel Voices takes a field trip to EQ Studios to get experience with professional lighting techniques and interview advices from news producer Maria Villalobos.