Democracy 2020

Democracy 2020

Youth Film Challenge

SUBMISSION FEE PER FILM: $20 (waived until February 28, 2020)

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A sensational series of six powerful dancers from different walks of life sharing their personal stories and how they exercise their right to express themselves through voting.

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A documentary highlighting the divided nature of American Politics. We talked with officials from all three branches of government to explain how partisanship has effected each level and provide remedies ...

The source of all political change in American history has been the engaged youth citizen, armed with the knowledge to exercise the franchise. But today’s youth are scarcely taught what ...

This is the final cut of my climate change documentary I had to film for my Production I class. I interviewed Bella not only as a student at Wheaton College ...

Oil drilling within Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park is destroying one of the most biodiverse places on planet Earth and with it the home of thousands of indigenous peoples. In 2013, ...

This segment is part of a longer episode on Housing, Neighborhoods and Gentrification. Gentrification is rapidly taking over Philadelphia and there are many ways that students and community members collaborate ...

In this segment, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs Amber Hikes and youth organizers from GALAEI and the Mazzoni Center discuss ways LGBT youth demonstrate resilience in ...

In this segment, POPPYN explores legislation and policy related to reproductive rights. We also have the opportunity to interview representatives from New Voices Pittsburgh to learn more about the importance ...

Three days after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, thousands of people in Pittsburgh came together to protest the hate and violence in the country. “Stronger than Steel” explores that ...

This documentary is about the impacts of the increasing use of smartphones. The documentary was filmed by students at Foran High School for the Civil Life Project documentary competition.

An exciting documentary about two young artists from the diaspora.

Told through the first meeting of photographer Darren and poet Edward, we follow their contrasting childhood journeys and shared identity ...

A film incorporating scintillating movement, transitions, and music; No Longer Silent is a stellar short film about the importance of the youth vote. The film is designed to influence and ...

A lighthearted video imploring upon the dangers of not voting!

This video was produced by Lee M. Thurston High School sophomore, Fredrick Swopes.

This video shines a light on the many ways people continue to be oppressed in the United ...

This video was produced by Lee M. Thurston High School senior, Tashila Green.

This video is about the amount of lunch shaming that happens in schools across the country. One ...

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A video poem about the historical struggle for voting rights.

This short video was produced by Lee M. Thurston High School Senior, Kevin Wright.

Climate change impacts all of us regardless of where we live in the world. We’ve seen ...

This video was created by Lee M. Thurston High School seniors, Jahmere Robinson and Joshua Williams

Journalism has been dying slowly. I take a quick look at one of the reasons for its slow demise: the murder and assassinations of journalists.


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