A Video Project
By Angelina, Perla, Caroline, Jelenny, Edisa, Destiny and Michael
High School Students from Center for Urban Pedagogy
About this Project:
In 2020, protests for racial justice swept through the country and around the world. What are protestors’ rights? What responsibility do police have to support or protect these rights? How can young people protest safely?
In the winter of 2020-2021, CUP, Teaching Artist Hugo Rojas, and students from the Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice collaborated to investigate the limits, purpose, and power of protest. Students created GIFs, surveyed community members, interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue.
The team gathered what they learned and created In the Streets! – a documentary that teaches others how to protest safely for causes that matter most to them and their communities.
Feedback from the Judges:
Jonah Brucker-Cohen 👏 Assistant Professor at Lehman College / City University of New York — Emoti-Con Judge
Great work on this video and it's an important project to highlight the injustices that are happening today with police violence and brutality.
Henry McKelvey 👏 Professor at University of the Potomac — Emoti-Con Judge
You did very well on your project, you addressed the legal aspect of protest very well! There are also moral and ethical issues that are touched on but not fully addressed in your presentation. Overall, great work!
Walter Da Luz 👏 Regional Partnership Manager at Pear Deck — Emoti-Con Judge
Wonderful, original graphics and I truly appreciated the level of details shared in the tips for preparing for and participating in a Protests. This whole project was well thought out and executed. You gave great context for protesting, one's rights and for getting involved in the actions around issues you care about. I would have liked to see a component of your project that shared the process for creating your video, gathering your information and the experts you tapped.
Mai Fujiwara 👏 Owner, Executive Producer at Wildcat NYC — Emoti-Con Judge
Impressive work creating a film about such a timely and crucial issue!
The narrative and story arc are strong and the pacing of the edit is superb – which makes for engaging storytelling. I appreciate the mix of found footage, original content, illustrations, and graphics to keep the viewer engaged. The diversity in voices (professionals & students) is well balanced yet maintains the students as the primary voice, which is appreciated and not easy to pull off!
Thank you for sharing something you are passionate about and bringing awareness to an essential topic with a unique voice. Wonderful work!