In a world in which media technology is increasingly becoming the dominant format of communication, it is vitally important that youth be developed as media producers as opposed to mere media consumers, equipped with the technical and creative skills to express their worldview using imagery, words, sounds, music and motion to convey meaning.
Ras Tre Subira is an award-winning filmmaker/photographer and founder of Griot’s Eye, a youth media arts and advocacy program based in Baltimore. His residency programs enable students to utilize digital video/photography technology to connect classroom learning to the community through creative writing, interactive discussions, environmental studies, and cultural identity.
I was really impressed with the way students quickly identified important social issues that I had never thought of before. This project allowed me to understand my students’ world in a way that I hadn’t before. It was great to see the projects come together so quickly and with substance.
Ms. Becker, Technology Teacher, Western High