| Aug 16, 2017
Nuevas Novelas Films Premiere!
Gabby shares her edits with her team!
Friday August 11th was a magical evening to remember! Thank you to the 100 supporters who showed up to remind our students that their voices matter and their stories are needed!
We had a full house, and our Nuevas Novelas students really stepped into their own power to share their experience of growth over the summer. Six of our facilitators and mentors were in attendance and also took part in the program.
We announced two new courses we hope to offer this summer: music video production and webseries development. We continue to fundraise for our next milestones and welcome our new donors to our community! There's been an outpouring of support in the wake of our summer premiere! Please follow us on social media to help us spread the word of our films once we release them!
And of course, our donations and information page: www.nuevasnovelas.com
Thank you for your support, you make our work possible!
Here's what our youth says:
We just need to make sure that we continue having these programs and that these resources are available for the next generation, especially with the way that things are going right now.
With this program, we’re able to teach young People of Color how to hone in on skills so that they can go on into the industry if they wish.
What I want to do more than anything, is to be able to tell the stories that aren't being told.
It’s really hard to get involved in the arts, especially when schools don’t do it for you. Using the arts as a weapon to fight back all the oppression is a really strong thing.
Here at Justice for My Sister, we’re not just learning about film; we’re taking all the information and applying it to our lives.
This is part of our story, this is part of our identity, and I hope that they can realize that they are supporting a part of our project, that they’re helping us out.
This program is really important to my foundational growth and wanting to explore a career in film. Now after going through this 2 month program, I think I do want to pursue it.
Nuevas Novelas youth at 2017 summer film premiere!