Kriss Kross this isn’t. Lock up your daughters, America: these sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn are on a mission to rock your socks off. More on http://www.theavantgardediaries.com
Directed by Luke Meyer / Produced by Julia Wilczok & Tom Davis / Director of Photography: Hillary Spera / Camera Assistant: Matt Burke /Additional Filming by Luke Meyer / Location Sound Recordist: Guillermo Hernan Peña-Tapia / Edited by Harry Nelson / Music by Unlocking The Truth / Sound mix by Eben Bull / Special Thanks to Annette Jackson & Tracey Brickhouse
In a town of predominantly white citizens, three girls are set apart. In the halls of their high school and on the streets of their village few people look like them. They are three of Skaneateles’ handful of non-white residents. One of these girls is bi-racial, one is of Korean origin and one is of full Indian ancestry. There are only eleven other non-white students who attend their about 600-student high school. This multimedia piece features the three girls’ experiences in their town, school and with their peers. It asks the question: “What is the experience of being the only person like you that you know?"
Music by Tiago Benzinho (http://www.TiagoBenzinho.com). Used by permission.
DRONES is a three part video series exploring the development and utilization of drones as instruments of war. Dubbed UAVs, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, these high tech war planes are considered by most to be a cheaper, safer and more efficient weapon for advancing US military interests abroad.
In part one, peace and justice activists Rae Kramer and Ed Kinane of Syracuse, New York introduce the MQ-9 Reaper, a harbinger of the "robotics revolution," while exposing the negative impact drones have on civilians.
Campus Y, a student organization at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, hosted a "senior prom" for residents of the Stratford Assisted Living home in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC students danced with elderly residents for an afternoon of food, music and 50s gusto.