Here is an announcement from Phoebe Brown, Independent Producer and former GPB Intern for C-47: GA Short Film Showcase. She has two projects in the Teen Screen schedule of the '08 Atlanta Film Festival. Details below:
I have two projects from Niklas Vollmer's Community Based Media Project I produced, shot by refugee teens @ Clarkston High School. The student director for both projects is Yonatan Araya who is a junior at Clarkston High School. He is an Eritrean refugee. He has been a volunteer at Sopo bikes for 2 years and is interested in filmmaking and bike racing.
No More War in the Teen Screen: Born in the USA Program
Monday April 14th @ 12:30pm Landmark Midtown #8
SOPO Bikes: A Community Bike Shop in the Teen Screen: Teens Speak Up and Speak Out! Program
Tuesday April 15th @ 4:30pm Landmark Midtown #8Rachael, an Emory grad, directs the Sopo Bicycle Cooperative. She says that Yonatan came to
them as an intern a couple summers ago and has been there ever since as a
member of the organizing collective, bike mechanic, youth mentor, and all
around superstar. We're so proud of him.
Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community bicycle repair shop. Our mission is to create equitable access to bicycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance, services, and education. At our shop anyone can repair their own bike, help others with their repairs, learn about bike maintenance, become a volunteer, and donate to the cause. No experience is necessary! Our volunteers will help you. Show up with your bike during our operating hours and we'll get to work together! The Sopo shop is located in the East Atlanta Village. Click here to visit the Sopo website.
Phoebe's invitation: If you've got middle or high school aged kids (or friends who do) these are great free screenings. Also useful for anyone teaching production or doing work on new media/youth. Please pass along to anyone who might be interested.
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