Reel Youth is a media empowerment project that delivers community development programming to youth and adults across Canada and internationally. Film production and distribution programs are designed to create positive change in young people’s lives through technical skill building, leadership training, creative collaboration with peers and mentors, and increased connection to community resources.
In the 2023/24 Cortes Island Academy semester, students had a three week intensive program with Reel Youth facilitators as part of their Social Studies First Peoples class to create impactful documentaries about local elders. Check out the student’s work below!
Reel Youth created a curriculum to meet the grade 9-11 BC Media Studies guidelines, and facilitated it over five weeks for the students of the Cortes Island Academy. The students made personal video poems, group animations, and a group documentary showcasing the wisdom and stories of older Cortesians.
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