BRENDA ARTS is an after-school film program geared towards POC youth and involves film theory and production. Utilizing Socratic teaching, students will relate the philosophy and morals of hand-selected films to their own lives, each other, and then implement those film theory concepts into small, weekly video projects based off the film presented.
My intention is to teach the philosophies of low and no budget film movements such as Kino and Dogme 95 to bring quality filmmaking out of the ivory tower and give it to youths with unheard/marginalized voices. Beyond that and more importantly, I want students to connect with one another and utilize each other's personal strengths in producing video projects for the class.
Being piloted at KairosPDX Fall 2019
Currently in development.