Martinez, Legiardi-Laura, Shaffer, Sultan, 2010 , 87 minutes.
The Power Writers Program does more than encourage teenagers in the Bronx to write—it empowers them through education and self-expression. The film follows three friends as they approach adulthood, challenged by poverty, crime, and family stress. Poetry gives them strength—and good teachers (sometimes) make a difference.
- More films from New Livelihoods, the Fall 2011 issue of YES! Magazine.
- The Refugee Child Photographers
How photography training and disposable cameras are giving young Palestinian refugees something new—a voice.
- In Haiti, Youth Paint a New Country
How a community art program in Haiti is empowering young people to express their hope for a better future.