Monday, June 7, 2010

Our Journey To The Corners (video)

The Peace in Focus spring 2010 group of 10-16 year olds rode the 66 bus, using their critical photographic and conflict transformational eyes to document and compare two neighborhood centers in Boston. They produced this essay of photographic pairs for a public art project called Virtual Corners, which seeks to break down the divide and distance between two very diverse communities with significant historical connections: Coolidge Corner, Brookline, and in Dudley Square, Roxbury. Here's a video version of their collective photo essay, also featured in on exhibit at the USES Harriett Tubman House in Roxbury.

All the photographs that appear in this short movie were captured by Peace in Focus youth
participants including:

Alex (15)
Adriana (13)
Dounia (15)
Khadijah (12)
Miniya (10)
Sadiq (12)
Shaliah (13)

Voices Heard include:

Danielle Martin, PiF Instructor
Dounia, youth participant
Jumaada, Nubian Notion, Dudley Sq
Ethel Weis, Irvings Toy & Card Shop, Coolidge Corner
Khadijah, youth participant
Willy, the 66 Bus Blues Man
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Special thanks to our staff/volunteers:
Kate, Kyle, Julian, Danielle, Heather, Kim, Ben, & Pablo

Also special thanks to the support of John Ewing & the Virtual Corners project, Thaddeus Miles of MassIMPACT, United South End Settlements, and the Knight Foundation.

Film by Danielle Martin (MizzD Productions 2010)

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