Long ago, we sat around the fire and listened to stories from wise elders. From these stories, we learned our values.
Today, we often get our values from corporate or social media. We are told what to care about and what our priorities should be by people who want our money.
These short films by the Baltimore Wisdom Project are an example of how youth can utilize the technology of today to connect to their own innate wisdom. By telling their own stories, youth develop a voice. Through their voice they can affect social change. By watching themselves they learn to reflect, and develop critical consciousness. Lastly, through the process of making the film they learn to collaborate, and to problem solve.