Six middle school students from MS 325 in the Bronx, New York were taught the fundamentals of film making from story-boarding to editing in a semester long after school program. They showed us what “The Bronx is” through interviews in the community, self-portraits, playful camera techniques, and serious discussion of violence in their schools and in their communities. We see the Bronx as a spectrum of beauty and chaos through the eyes of these inquisitive youth.
“The video presentation by students who participated in the New School Global Video Letter Project was stunning. While I’ve passed the self-effacing crews as they passed to and fro, weekly, after-school, I was not prepared for the quality of their edited work. It was compelling…a sort of rough but honest portrayal of the Bronx by young videographers.” –Mr. Kelly, Principal of MS325