Posted on: May 7, 2012
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Every few decade there’s an artist the emerges as an Icon for a culture, for reggae music Bob Marley is that man. This documentary is an insightful look into the legendary life of Bob Marley, not only as an artist but also as a man growing up in such a revolutionary time. His music helped to unite and heal people of all colors and creeds. Check out M A R L E Y in an indie theater near you, and ondemand.

Young at Art

Posted on: April 30, 2012
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Young at Art Film Festival at the de Young Museum will be screening one of our films on the Bay Areas,  Toxic Triangle. The story is about one Richmond (CA) resident Tania Pulido and her battle against Cheveron Oil Company.

The Film will screen on May 15th



Counterpulse Screening of “Reel Hood Heroes”

Posted on: April 12, 2012
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Event: Shaping SF Public Talk: Conscious Youth Media Crew: “Reel Hood Heroes”
When: April 18, 2012 7:30 pm – 10pm
Where: CounterPULSE is located at 1310 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (at 9th Street in SoMa)

(Please click here to be directed to the invite page)

CYMC Film Pick of the Week: Being Elmo

Posted on: April 9, 2012
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Who doesn’t love Elmo? Cuddly, loving and compassionate creation of the puppet master mind Jim Henson was brought to life by one man, Kevin Clash.

Tonight at 9pm they will be airing “Being Elmo” on KQED and if you miss it you can also see it on Netflix. Take a walk with Elmo and his puppeteer as they recount their heroes journey into the hearts of families world wide.

Justice for Trayvon Martin

Posted on: April 4, 2012
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Trayvon Martin has become a house hold name over the past 2 months. Seventeen year old, African-American youth was gunned down while walking back to his fathers girlfriends house, in Sanford Florida. The gun man was 28 year old neighbor hood watch man George Zimmerman.

What make this case call for a nation wide movement even though things like this happen everyday?

Besides the fact that the media has given mass coverage of the incident (which helps to bring awareness to any cause) George Zimmerman has yet to be arrested for the crime.

How is this possible?

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” is so vaguely worded that it allowed for Zimmerman to be protected, stating that he felt threatened. This saved him from arrest.

But, after listening to the phone calls between Zimmerman and the Police Department in Sanford, there are many factors that call for further investigation, like the fact that the police specifically asked Zimmerman not to pursue Martin any further.

The youth of CYMC and Horizons in SF feel that what happened to Trayvon is unjust. The photos of the youth wearing their hoodies are in solidarity with the movement that believe that FEAR based on stereo types is not grounds to use deadly force or reason enough to accuse people of doing some thing wrong. We would like to see Florida send Zimmerman to trial and revamp the “Stand Your Ground Law” in Florida to be less general and to encourage other resolutions before they say it’s ok to use deadly force.


Posted on: April 4, 2012
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“GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema’s most preeminent filmmakers on one of the world’s most influential men.  The film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison’s life, much of it told in his own words.  The result is deeply moving and touches each viewer in unique and individual ways.” – HBO Documentaries

Film Pick of the Week: SXSW Grand Jury Winner “Gimme the Loot”

Posted on: March 20, 2012
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Conscious Youth Media Crew’s Leah Weitz spent the last week in Austin Texas, exploring all that the Movie and Music had to offer at SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival.
Coming back she was blown away by the film “Gimme the Loot.” The story brings us along the heroes journey of Malcom and Sofia and two graffiti writers from the Bronx that are determined to make themselves known. Check out the film’s website and request them to have a screening here in San Francisco, maybe at Sundance’s Kabuki Theater?

2011 Youth Warrior Awards

Posted on: March 5, 2012
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Every year CYMC nominates a young person from our program to receive a Youth Warrior Award from the SF Youth Commission. A “Youth Warrior” is a young person that shows passion and dedication in their life. In 2011 we nominated Chantal Renous to receive the honor.

CYMC’S FILM PICK OF THE WEEK:: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

Posted on: March 5, 2012
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“Revisit the extraordinary dialogues that fired the imagination and intellect of millions a quarter-century ago. In this clip, Campbell and Moyers discuss “Star Wars” and the human need for heroes, spiritual adventure and mythology.

Airing March 2012 on most PBS stations (check your local listings at Support your local PBS station now — you make it possible for your PBS station to offer amazing performances and the opportunity to discover something new every day, whether on TV or online. To donate to your local PBS station, visit


Posted on: March 5, 2012
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The issue of Immigration is always an American Hot Topic, director Chris Weitz has decided to get in touch with his heritage and explore the challenges or immigrant life in East LA.

Also check out this interview they did with the director.