Third World Newsreel led 4 courses of Su-Casa Senior Media Production Workshops, two at Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center and two at Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center in Flushing from April through June 2018. In addition a Smartphone for Art and Technology class was also taught at Latimer. The 49 Latimer students made 7 films and the 28 Innovative students made 8 films. In this compilation, the Latimer videos are first, followed by the Innovative videos. Between the videos are stills of the senior filmmakers in action. The filmmakers learned basic Intro to Media Production theory, including how to use the camera and sound, and how to edit. One class was in Spanish, and the other 3 classes were taught in Mandarin.This program was made possible in part with public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Special thanks to City Council member Peter Koo, Latimer Center Director Shiao Chin Zhu and Innovative Center Director Jane Qiu.