The director and producer of a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured.
Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black.
Woke Up Black. Again. will take a look at where our five documentary subjects are now, four years after Mary started working with them in 2009, and will look at the lives of the larger Black youth population.
Mary is looking for real stories from the Black youth community; they can be like Sheldon’s, Carters, Rosey’s, Ace’s or Morgan’s, but they can also be completely different. Tell us what your day-to-day is like, about your school and community. Let us know what’s happening! AND every few months, we will choose three or four of your stories to highlight and put on our Facebook page and website. Some stories will be selected to be featured in the full length documentary!
Here are some things to think about while telling us your story:
* What is great about your life?
* What makes you happy?
* Have you ever been a subject of blatant or subtle racism?
* One of Woke Up Black’s themes is the media’s image of Black youth. What do you think of these representations?
* How might these kinds of images impact future youths’ perceptions of their history?
* What can youth do to have a positive impact on their communities in the here and now?
* How might history inform this present action?
Black youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who want to tell their story on film are encouraged to record a short 1-2 minute video. Click here for more information on the project and how to submit your video.
Kudos to the producers of the Woke Up Black documentary series for highlighting the unique stories of black youth!
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