Twelve high school students from Buffalo schools were given access to video equipment and learned the tools and techniques of media production from local teaching artists. This year's participants investigated concepts of place making while exploring communities in and around the City of Buffalo, exposing them to the richness and diversity of landscapes, populations and histories. The group also worked with animation collective Tiny Circus and produced a compelling video examining the problems of racial profiling in our city.
This Tiny Circus film was made during a 4-week workshop with Buffalo Youth Media Institute students. This film explores the issues of racial profiling while documenting the personal experiences of the students in regard to this current issue that needs to change.
This event is made possible through the generous support of our donors:
The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation, The Children's Foundation of Erie County, City of Buffalo Cultural Funds, Erie County Cultural Funds, Marks Family Foundation, M&T Bank, New York State Council on the Arts, The Spaulding Foundation, The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.