Sunday, January 25, 2009
Youth on Fire
Last night I attended a screening of "Youth on Fire, The power of Youth in the Fight for Environmental Justice," by young filmmaker David Cruz.The clip above was part of the screening. It was an evening of performance, speeches, song and freestylin. The crowd was amazing, literally on fire. As a media maker it's proof to me that the power of video is now in the hands of the people. That it is, and will continue to grow as a tool for justice and one that will unite us. As writing changed the world so will the camera. The power to reflect our stories back upon ourselves, to force us to examine our actions as a collective people is great.
The youth who spoke and sang and shared their stories and talents that evening are also evidence that when people come together and persist, there is nothing we can't do.
Check out these links:
Youth United for Community Action (YUCA)