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For more information about OE100 go to: http://emerging100.org
The film goes with a curriculum for use by groups that are part of the Alliance for Boys & Men of Color in California and is available for use by agencies that work with youth media makers and companies that do art for social change. To get the curriculum please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This video was created by DetermiNation, a Boys & Men of Color media production team at United Roots in partnership with Urban Peace Movement. The project was funded by The California Endowment. The music was filmed in Oakland by Luis Montoya (lead camera and video editor), assisted by King Kosh.
For more information go to: www.DetermiNationMedia.org
or email: ContactUs@DetermiNationMedia.org
The Green Guard collective at United Roots was started by local artist and environmental educator, Mira Manickam through a grant from the Open Circle Foundation with some additional funding from other foundations and groups, The Green Guard aims to raise awareness about the presence of nature in the urban environment through hip hop arts and media. Green Guard youth artists explored natural spaces in Oakland through hands on workshops, and worked with Mira Manickam and other collective members to create media and art inspired and informed by their experiences in urban nature. This artwork was be shared with the Oakland community through performances that celebrate and examine the diverse ways people can relate to the local environment. The program takes place at United Roots, and includes off site trainings in Oakland natural spaces.
Part of the #NoMoreTears campaign, this story is about Denise is a young woman who is raising her child, Carlos, and is being beaten by her boyfriend Mike. She tried to hide it from the world, but mother Tammy warns her that she needs to leave him before it gets too serious.
Experimental Narrative Music Video created in collaboration between Green Eyed Media, United Roots, DetermiNation and SMG music.