fyi: films by youth inside

Here's a Los Angeles Times story on the work of filmmaker Alex Munoz, who has been teaching a video production program, FYI: Films by Youth Inside, to incarcerated youth for the last five years: Life has its own story line. Under Munoz's tutelage, students conceive stories, write scripts, and ultimately produce short films. A few years back at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, I had the pleasure of watching some of the work that he's produced with his students, and it's interesting, unique, powerful stuff. The works are rough and far from polished, but there's no doubt that FYI is a worthwhile program. To learn more about Films By Youth Inside, go here.

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