The Newark Office of Film + Television has partnered with the Tribeca Film Institute to bring the Tribeca Film “Youth Screening Series” to Newark. The program consists of a series of in-class workshops with teaching artists and four film screenings to take place at a Newark high school and beyond.
Newark Office of Film + Television partners with Tribeca Film Institute to educate and empower Newark high school students on food justice issues
The Tribeca Film Institute will work with high school students at The Paulo Freire School in Newark, New Jersey – the third New Jersey school in the program. Additionally, the TFI, in partnership with the Newark Office of Film and Television, will expand the series this year to 11 public schools in New York and New Jersey, impacting hundreds of educators and high school students. Film screenings for students this Fall will include showings of A Place at the Table, King Corn, La Cosecha / The Harvest, Soul Food Junkies.
“We have consistently said that we must empower, energize, and inspire our city’s youth to make positive choices in their lives and manifest their own personal excellence as adults. The advances our city has made in promoting food justice and equity can only be sustainable if we nourish the awareness of our students. The Tribeca Film Institute’s partnership with The Paulo Freire School here in Newark will bring the power of filmmaking and activism to another generation of leaders.” – Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark
“Fostering critical thinking skills and promoting social justice has been at the core of TFI’s educational programs since the beginning. I am excited students and educators will begin a deeper dialogue about the important issues surrounding the sustainable and equitable food movement in the U.S. through our programming. Food justice is a complex issue and if students are able to make more informed decisions about what they’re consuming through our screenings and filmmaker discussions, then we have accomplished our goal.” – Vee Bravo, Education Director, Tribeca Film Institute
A full list of schools for the 2013 program follows:
- The Paulo Freire School, Newark, New Jersey
- Academy of Urban Planning, Bushwick, Brooklyn
- High School Dual Language and Asian Students, Lower Eastside
- Newcomers High School, Long Island City , Queens
- Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, South Bronx
- Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Astoria, Queens
- Flushing High School, Flushing, Queens
- TYWLS Brooklyn, Bushwick, Brooklyn
- Urban Assembly Institute for Math and Science, Brooklyn Heights
- MCTVS, East Brunswick, New Jersey
- Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey
For additional information about the films screened during the Tribeca Youth Screening Series, please visit:
About the Tribeca Film Institute:
The Tribeca Film Institute is a 501(c)3 year round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource and advocate for individual artists in the field. The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive film community network to help underserved New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century. Administering a dozen major programs annually, TFI is a critical contributor to the fabric of filmmaking and aids in protecting the livelihood of filmmakers and media artists. The TYSS year round program is sponsored by AT&T and the fall series is supported by the Food Bank for New York City.
For more information and a list of all TFI programs visit: