Raising 100,000 Voices Screening at the Little

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a free screening of a collection of mini-documentaries produced by local teens.

Safety on public buses, foster care, staying in school, and acceptance for disabilities are just a few topics young filmmakers from the Raising 100,000 Voices project tackle in their own video productions. Raising 100,000 Voices, a project that encourages young adults to express, through video, issues that concern them, presents a special premiere screening of their mini-documentaries on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue in downtown Rochester. The event is free and open to the public. Now in its 10th year, the project has hosted eight screenings of more than 200 videos. 11 videos from 50 filmmakers will be featured at the May 13th screening, which is free and open to the public.

The Raising 100,000 Voices project is a national outreach effort designed to help understand the needs of the community from the point of view of those emerging into adulthood. WXXI and the University of Rochester Medical Center initiated the model in Rochester in 2005 with a partnership of youth-serving agencies. To learn more about the project, click here.

Filmmakers for this series of videos includes groups from 209th Regiment of Cadets, Charles Settlement House, Rochester City School District #52 School, Dazzle School of Visual & Performing Arts, Monroe County Youth on the Move, ImagineYOU, and the Office of Mental Health Promotion (OMHP), Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester.

This event was made possible by a partnership with Roadwork for Success in Young Adulthood, WXXI Public Broadcasting, and the University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry.

To watch videos from years passed, click here.