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Future Filmmakers Forum - COLLEGE BOUND, I COULD TELL YOU 'BOUT MY LIFE, MIXTAPE (REWIND) and MY ISLAND
Dwyer Cultural Center
New York, NY
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May 18, 2019 2:00 PM



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Future Filmmakers Forum - COLLEGE BOUND, I COULD TELL YOU 'BOUT MY LIFE, MIXTAPE (REWIND) and MY ISLAND
Shorts programs are listed alphabetically and not in the order of screening.

Followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers

COLLEGE BOUND
Director: Blair Getz Mezibov
Country: USA, Running Time: 16 min
Now the largest and highest-performing public charter school network in New York City, Success Academy was founded twelve years ago by a woman determined to close the educational gaps in the American public education system. The film follows four members of Success Academys first college-bound class, highlighting the aspirations, sacrifices, and achievements of exceptional students.

I COULD TELL YOU BOUT MY LIFE
Director: Michael Martin
Country: USA, Running Time: 27 min
Mike Martin, age 19, faced challenges growing up. At 17, he tagged along with friends who committed a felony. Unable to post bail, he was sent to Rikers Island, one of the countrys most violent prisons. Mentored by filmmakers Chiemi Karasawa and Hollis Meminger, Mike shines a light on the juvenile justice system, while providing a message of hope and encourage



MIXTAPE (REWIND)
World Premiere
Director: John Hulme
Country: USA, Running Time: 6 min
The filmmaker was substitute teaching at a high school in New Jersey and overseeing the student radio station when a group of young rappers asked if they could record in the studio. Inspired by their creative hunger, he agreed to let them sneak in after school, in return for helping him create a gift for an old friend of his - Grammy nominated country artist Tift Merritt. For years, Hulme had been trying to convince Merritt to let a rapper record lyrics over the instrumental portion of her single, 'Mixtape,' and now that moment had finally arrived.

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MY ISLAND (MI ISLA)                                                      
World Premiere
Director: Hiba Dlewati, Lisbeth Perez
Countries: Puerto Rico/USA, Running Time: 27 min
Toa Baja, Ezequiel Ferrers hometown in Puerto Rico, was devastated by Hurricane Maria, and after months without electricity, clean water, school or a solution in sight, his parents send him to live in New York City with his uncle. Joining generations of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora, Ezequiel finds his place at El Maestro, a boxing gym in the South Bronx run by community leaders involved with the Puerto Rican independence movement. As Ezequiel prepares for the gyms annual boxing match, he grapples with larger questions about his identity, his future - and that of his island.

Followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers

Location

Dwyer Cultural Center (View)
258 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10027
United States


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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