Young people who have experienced war, poverty, or slavery can face a variety of challenges in sharing their stories with others. Reel Lives is a nonprofit filmmaking program that provides young people who want to tell others about their experiences with the filmmaking training, professional equipment, and support necessary to create documentary films.
The 24-week Reel Lives program teaches the fundamentals of film production, including how to conceptualize a narrative, prepare for a shoot, operate cameras and lights, and conduct post-editing. The organization equips students with professional-grade equipment to tell the stories they envision, and also provides monetary assistance for on-location shoots that covers travel, food, sleeping accommodations, and other production expenses. Two upcoming on-location shoots include one in Dannemora, to film a prisoner sentenced to 17 years in jail in the Clinton Correctional Facility, and another in Washington DC, in order to interview one of the world's leading experts on slavery. After completing their films, each class of documentarians presents their finished products at premiere screenings that showcase their work and help to raise awareness about the issues each film explores.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Reel Lives support the filmmaking endeavors of its students. If G-Team members raise $500, Reel Lives can fund an on-location shoot for a documentary being made by a young person who has been affected by war, poverty, or slavery. Each additional donation will help to fund another on-location shoot.
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