CYMC’S FILM PICK OF THE WEEK:: UNDEFEATED

Posted on: February 27, 2012
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There are few opportunities in American Life for Urban Youth to experience a RITE of Passage. High School Football is one of our few activities where our youth can push their limits and be challenges beyond their physical and mental/ emotional limits to tackle life’s challenges and too meet ones goal.

Check out this Oscar winning documentary by Directors Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin as they follow the journey of Manassas High School football team in North Memphis, as they train and play under coach Bill Courtney.

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CYMC’S FILM PICK OF THE WEEK: SING YOUR SONG

Posted on: February 13, 2012
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Sing Your Song official trailer from S2BN Films on Vimeo.

This weeks pick is “Sing Your Song” a documentary that chronicles the life and times of Harry Belafonte, musical performer and social activist, he was known as the “King of Calypso”

according to the film makers:

… Belafonte is one of the truly heroic cultural and political figures of the past 60 years…

The Documentary is told from the perspective of Harry Belafonte he tells of his life as a performer and the power he finds in theater, song and performing arts and the impact it can have in shaping culture. He is a humanitarian fighting for Human Rights here in the states and over seas. Truly a great hero of the 21st century.

CYMC FILM PICK OF THE WEEK: FORKS OVER KNIVES

Posted on: February 6, 2012
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This week’s “CYMC Film Pick of the Week” is “Forks Over Knives” a documentary about how easting habits in the 21st century can actually decrease our life span, stating that because this new generation consumes so much fast food and prescription medication that they just may not out live their own parents. Check out the documentary it can be found on netflicks.com.

CYMC FILM PICK OF THE WEEK: THE INTERRUPTERS

Posted on: January 31, 2012
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Here at CYMC, we support our Reel Hood Heroes, our caring everyday people,  that get in and do the work where few dare to tread.  Our film pick of the week is… The Interrupters a documentary about three “Violence Interrupters” in Chicago working for the community organization CeazeFire. Check it out!

CYMC Film Pick of the Week: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

Posted on: January 23, 2012
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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, documents and tells the story of how the legendary group came together and made some of the most riveting songs that will forever be locked into DJ’s sets. Director Michael Rapaport asks the question, “Will Tribe ever make more music together?” Check out this Grammy Nominated film to find out what Tribe and the Director have to say..

AND A BIG SHOUT OUT TO CYMC’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DEBRA KOFFLER!! FOR ALL HER PRODUCTION WORK ON THIS FILM AND FOR WINNING THE PRODUCER’S GUILD OF AMERICA AWARD FOR: The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

CYMC’s Film Pick of the Week: Black Power Mixtape

Posted on: January 17, 2012
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“The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.”   – www.blackpowermixtape.com

SCHEDULE A SCREENING TODAY!

Posted on: January 12, 2012
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Latest News From CYMC!

HELP BRING “Reel Hood Heroes” TO YOUR COMMUNITY OR CLASS ROOM

Conscious Youth Media Crew presents “Reel Hood Heroes” A collection of youth films about the everyday heroes in our community.

We are offering:

Film Festival Screening ( 30-60 min) : film collection under the themes of “Silence the Violence” or “Increase the Peace” for entire school assemblies

Classroom Presentations (20-30 min): shorter screenings based on selected films, combined with presentations about CYMC for individual classes and organizations

Outreach Presentation ( 10-15 mins): outreach to students for CYMC youth internship program, brief description of program, watch one clip, distribute applications.

Here is a preview of some of the “Reel Hood Hero” films on our website:

Rudy Corpuz, United Playaz

Catherine Marroquin, Mission Graduates

Henry Medina, Community Response Network

Brian McArthur, Music Video Director

Toxic Triangle-Shardae

Toxic Triangle-Tania

If you are interested and/or have any questions please contact us as soon as possible. We look forward to collaborating.

We are also accepting applications for our spring session March 6–June 7, you can download the application from our website at www.cymc415.org.

For more info about the film, check out our web site at www.consciousyouthmediacrew.org
or you can email us at info@cymc415.org

In community,

Jose Luis Mejia
CYMC Lead Program Facilitator
415-678-8856
joseluismejia@live.com

Leah Weitz
CYMC Media Manager
650-520-1886
info@cymc415.org

To download 2012 CYMC Application, click here

REEL HOOD HERO: BRIAN “STORM”

Posted on: December 19, 2011
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Check out Reel Hood Hero profile on CYMC program graduate Brian “Storm” as he shares his journey on becoming a film maker.

2011 CYMC Achievements & Success

Posted on: December 12, 2011
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CYMC 2011 Achievements & Success

Last year, with the support of our generous donors, we were able to:

  • Provide direct services and educational trainings to over 25 youth
  • Work with youth interns, their families, community agencies to create a pathway for success and self-determination
  • Share our films with over 500 students at 4 different public high schools
  • Work with several Bay Area school district personnel to advocate for Arts Education and its critical role in building Twenty-first Century skills for students
  • Expand our pool of guest artists and workshop facilitators to include a professional designer and photographer, and broadcast television commercial editor.
  • Update our new website and social media platforms with additional designs, artwork and improved content management system
  • Provide 6 interns with college counseling and support through our collaboration with the Puente Program at City College San Francisco
  • Screen our work at film festivals in New York, Chicago, Oakland, and San Francisco
  • Complete the Toxic Triangle film series, profiling young people raising environmental awareness among inner city youth in their communities of San Francisco, West Oakland, and Richmond
  • Produce a collection of short media pieces focused on profiling and celebrating the work of Community Heroes serving youth and families in San Francisco.

We are proud of the many accomplishments we have made with your support.

Some of the projects we have slated for 2012 include working with the Mayor’s Office for Housing on a short film to profile the needs of Transitional Aged Youth and how the City is addressing these needs through programs that provide Barrier Removal support. We will focus on further developing our Community Heroes curriculum and continue to collect the personal narratives that together tell the history of our neighborhoods.

HELP US REACH MORE SUCCESS IN 2012

This year, we are asking you to consider increasing your donation to help us update our computer and camera equipment and make the transition to HD technology. In order to stay competitive and maintain relevancy in our skills-building curriculum, we need to keep up with industry based standards and purchase new technology and software so that we can make the jump from obsolete recording platforms to more modern, digital systems.


Thank you so much for your continued support for our upcoming 2012 programs.


Reel Hood Heroes Film Showcase 2011

Posted on: November 21, 2011
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Join Us

Thursday, December 1st, 2011, 6:30 – 8PM

Room 140
Multi-Use Building
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave.,San Francisco, CA

Join us for a night of celebration in honoring community heroes who dare to make a difference. Featuring: Henry Medina, Rudy Corpuz, Lupé Saucedo, Brian Storm McArthur, Luis Escobar, Catherine Marroquin, Taraneisha Nathaniels, Tania Pulido, Shardae Barb.

Reception: 6:30 – 7:00

Film Screening: 7:00- 8pm

For more info about the film, check out our web site at www.consciousyouthmediacrew.org or you can email us at ninaparksphotography@gmail.com or call José Luis Mejia 415.678.8856.

2010 de Young Museum Film Premiere: WHY I RIDE:LOW & SLOW

Posted on: August 19, 2010
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Join us for the the world premiere film screening of “Why I Ride: Low and Slow”

Mission Media Archives in association with Conscious Youth Media Crew and Burning Wagon productions, proudly presents “Why I Ride: Low and Slow,” our recently finished film documenting the untold history of San Francisco’s unique lowrider culture in the city’s Mission District.

***FREE***

Friday, September 3rd, 2010, 6:30 – 8:45PM
Friday Nights at the de Young Museum
Koret Auditorium
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

Join us for a night of memories, reunions, and celebration featuring the voices of Mission District street historians: Roberto Hernandez, Valerie Tulier, Felipe Velez, Mitchell Salazar, and Sandy Cuadra.

Reception: 6:30 – 7:00

Film Screening: 7:00- 8:45pm

For more info about the film, check out our web site at www.consciousyouthmediacrew.org or you can email us at vmajano@yahoo.com or call 415.845.2646.