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Student Feature: See Me

Film Description: A musical exploration of a young man in need of a job, and the inner demons repeating external, often superficial criticisms he faces. Sometimes we all must demand to be seen for who we really are. Film By: James Davis, Hunter College Winner: Third Prize, 2013 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #poetry #studentpoetry #perspectives #socialcommentary… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Power to the People

Film Description: A poetic, hopeful call to action in the form of a powerful music video. Film By: Brad Wong, Leo Volcy, The Meteorites, University of Arizona Winner: First Prize, 2013 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #poetry #studentpoetry #perspectives #socialcommentary #message #cmf2013 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

Student Feature: Systematic Living

Film Description: A young woman muses, “In our dreams, we can escape reality, even if it’s just for a moment.” She dreams about escaping poverty, described as systematic living: the chain reaction spurred by a lack of opportunities and education in her community. She struggles to keep her dreams alive, using spoken word as way… Continue Reading

Student Feature: ID

Film Description: “ID” combines music and spoken word with an all too familiar scene of tension between an African American community and the police. We all spend our lives immersed in stereotypes. What happens when we take a moment to look deeper at ourselves and those around us? Film By: Joyce Eli and Jean Lu Bevins,… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Victimized (A Victim’s Eyes)

Film Description: When a young black man is shot and killed by a white police officer, his family must work to move forward. This film explores all angles of the road to forgiveness, both in forgiving others and in forgiving oneself. Film By: Patrick Walker, Georgia Perimeter College Winner: Fourth Prize, 2015 Reposting? Consider These Tags:… Continue Reading

Student Feature: A Terrible Thing

Film Description:  A young college-bound man struggles to reconcile the person he knows himself to be with how he feels he appears. When the world tells you you’re terrible no matter what path you choose, how do you break free? The word play at the ending is terribly brilliant, echoing the old United Negro College… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Uncommon Cents

Film Description: A young man, encouraged by his teacher to pursue his college dreams, is a beacon of hope to his younger brother. We believe along with them as together they refuse to let circumstances dominate their tomorrows. “I can, I will, I must!” Film By: Patrick Walker, Georgia Perimeter Winner: Alumni Honorable Mention, 2016. Reposting? Consider… Continue Reading

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