1. This documentary is a glimpse of Buffalo’s historic architecture and the ongoing disagreement between those for and against preservation. The protagonists in this documentary will be antagonists to each other, and with their various motives and ideas on preservation, they will come head-on in a fight for the existence (or non-existence) of Buffalo’s great architecture. In the lives of normal everyday people, you will see that anyone and everyone can make a difference.

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  2. Amy’s Place is about a prominent restaurant on Main Street and its effect on the university and surrounding area. The film explores the history of the diner, the effects that the Amherst Campus had on its business and the unique atmosphere that makes Amy’s Place so special for so many people. 4:45

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  3. "Lisa Goes Green" shows how one person can make a difference on the environment.

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  4. Responsible Bees, Irresponsible Humans by Cypress Marrs is about the human behaviors which are to blame for the large scale disappearances of bees. 6:38

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  5. This documentary is bout the vacancy on Main Street and how it reflects the city as a whole: from the economy to the people.

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BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE: WESTSIDE STORIES 2013

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The BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE is a community history and youth media program geared towards the diverse population of young people living in Buffalo and surrounding areas. Combining media production, media literacy, and cultural studies in its 9-month curriculum, youth producers, selected through a competitive application process, work with professional filmmakers and historians to create their own self-directed documentaries


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The BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE is a community history and youth media program geared towards the diverse population of young people living in Buffalo and surrounding areas. Combining media production, media literacy, and cultural studies in its 9-month curriculum, youth producers, selected through a competitive application process, work with professional filmmakers and historians to create their own self-directed documentaries about Buffalo.

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