Third World Newsreel taught 21 Seniors at the Latimer Gardens Senior Center in Flushing in a 4 month Media Production Workshop starting March and ending in June 2019. The seniors learned about film history, composition, film script structure, while learning to use cameras, sound gear and editing, and made 7 films. The films: I Love Latimer Gardens Senior Center; The Virtue of Volunteering; My Fun and Joyful Life; Our Favorite Dance Teacher; Stories of our Lives in the US; Jonathan Yu, a Dance Teacher's Journey; Stop! In the Name of the Supremes. Congrats to the 21 students, teaching artist Yung-Jen Yang and assistants Erica Sheu and Sean Gong, and thanks to Jalitza Garcia, Mayer Waxman, Qin Sunnie Sun and the staff and volunteers of Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center. This program was made possible in part with public funds from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council with special thanks to Council member Peter Koo of Flushing.
Student filmmakers:Jimmy Chee,Alice Cheng, Kim Cheng,Linda Chou,Po Chou,Ben Chun, Rose Feng,Theresa Goetz,Doreen Genyard, Gian Hsu,Grace Hsu,Mei Zhu Hu,Tian Jun Huang,CK Chuankui Jiang,Patricia Kam,Alfred Lam,Tom Lam,Linda Lin,Fred Lo,Mark Lorner, William Liu,Echo Mei,Michael Patterson,Jing Fei Shen (Jeffrey),Sophia Mei Tong, Chenchen K Wong,Lina Xiaohong Wong,Guocheng Wu,
Bigi Wu,Margaret Wu,Renlong Wu,Sharon Yen