5 comments on “Teens Flip The Script On African Films

  1. Hello dear friend Alan,
    I have read your post on the African film and I thank you.
    The history of Africa is simple and complex.
    Given the years of deportation of men, colonization, neocolonialism.
    Currently it is another form of exploitation of man by man.
    Complicity with the former colonial dictators.
    I think in time Africans understand that they can not be their salvation and freedom through work and good governance.
    I want to say that work and keep us from boredom, vice and need.
    Regards and good to you.
    FLR

  2. This is amazing! As a filmmaker and art educator working with inner city youth in Miami, it would be a dream come true for me to be able to do something similar here with my immigrant teen students of Latin American origin. Bravo to all who conceived, funded, organized and participated in this project. Akosua Adoma Owusu is an inspirational artist and i’m sure she came through as an excellent mentor for these young people. Congratulations to all and thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Thank you so much, Foaleng and Dinorah de Jesús. The program seemed like a really great one and I was glad they were open to letting me sit in on the last session. That day was the first time I heard of Akosua Adoma Owusu. I enjoyed her film as well. I hope the museum keeps this up. Thanks for reading :)

  4. Thanks again for joining us Alan. Wonderful write up about the workshop. I think the week was a success for the first time out. Hopefully the NMAfA will be able to run this program again next summer. We are going over our notes and seeing how we can improve the overall workshop and potentially bring in more students.

  5. My kids participated in the workshop last week and I was impressed with their interest and attention to the project. They enjoyed the films and liked having an opportunity to discuss their views on different subjects. While driving home they were excited to tell me about the different films and comments. For a hot summer week in August, my kids were happy to get up and come downtown to sit in a classroom to learn. A first in my book! Thank you for opening their minds.

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