Let’s Talk About Human Rights

During the After School Program at West Preparatory Academy in Harlem New York City, Students have interviewed each other about the meaning of Human Rights.

The following interview fragments have been an important piece to define the topics and contents developed by the students during the 2017/18 program.

As a result, the students developed a series of activities around issues such as gender equality, Rights of the Child, democracy, immigration, diversity and racism among others.

The program has ended with a visit to the United Nations Headquarters and the realization of several short documentaries to defend and promote Human Rights.

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Better Call the Principal

Students at West Prep Academy in Harlem, New York City, interviewing the Principal for their short documentary “Better Call the Principal”.

Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, the organization behind this after school program at the “West Prep,” has been founded in Brooklyn 20 years ago. Reel Works serves over 800 youth annually from middle school through high school and beyond, developing them as young artists and citizens and helping them graduate, get into college, and launch careers in media. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives while creating startling and original films that have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.

Better Call the Principal – West Prep Academy from Colectivo Piloto on Vimeo.

 

International Girls’ Day

Students at West Prep Academy celebrate the International Girls’s Day. The “Day of the Girl” is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. October 11, 2012, was the first “Day of the Girl”. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender.

International Girls’ Day – West Prep Academy from Colectivo Piloto on Vimeo.

 

Bullying Isn’t Nice

Students at the West Prep Academy talk about bullying. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Often, it is repeated over time and can take many forms. In many respects, research on bullying prevention is still in its infancy. Although researchers have documented success of some comprehensive programs in reducing bullying, we still have much to learn about which aspects of these programs are most important*.

This video have been created and directed by Pablo Herrera, with Alex Faoro, Kent Jackman, Nolan Padilla, Nathael Louis and Shonda Westbrook, through a series of after school workshops developed with more than 70 students at the West Preparatory Academy in Harlem, New York City.

Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, the organization behind this after school program at the “West Prep,” has been founded in Brooklyn 20 years ago. Reel Works serves over 800 youth annually from middle school through high school and beyond, developing them as young artists and citizens and helping them graduate, get into college, and launch careers in media. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives while creating startling and original films that have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.

(*Resource: Stop Bullying Now. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)