Reel Youth

What issues compel young people to speak out? Take a look at how Reel Youth inspires a multitude of voices through media creation!

Growing up with access to an unprecedented amount of media, some young people are choosing to be media creators rather than consumers. They're plugged in and have strong opinions about the world around them.

Reel Youth (RY) is a not-for-profit, media empowerment program supporting the creation and distribution of films about young people's visions for a better world and the issues that concern them most.

RY facilitates mobile stop motion animation and filmmaking programs, creating the messages young people want to communicate with their community and world. These films are shared in local screenings, over the internet and, if selected, showcased in Reel Youth's touring film festival.

The Reel Youth Film Festival is a celebration of short films made by people 19 years and under. Insightful and entertaining, the RYFF collects films from across Canada, the US and abroad to put together an incredible evening of some of the best youth filmmaking today.


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Street Kids in India

Up until 1993 there was no official Indian government term for a 'street child'. This revealing oversight betrayed a government without clear policies to prevent the marginalization of young people. Back then, India had the largest population of street ch...

Article - Ekohn - 06/05/2008 - 23:00 - 2 comments

The stars of GOONDA

Shot by Maney, our translator, these boys filled our days in Mysore with adventure. They took us to their favourite, out of the way haunts. We broke up fights, kept them well fed, taught them to use our equipment, let them film as much as they wanted and ...

Image - Ekohn - 06/05/2008 - 23:21 - 2 comments

Manikanta filming part of 'Goonda'

Reel Youth's 2007 film, Goonda was shot partly by the youth living on the street that we worked with.   Part of our experience there was seeing a part of India we would never have experienced by ourselves.  The kids we worked with also acted...

Image - Mark Vonesch - 30/04/2009 - 21:38 - 2 comments

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