Monday, September 18, 2006

City Council Meeting to Feature Youth Documentaries on Downtown Allentown

Short documentary films made by downtown Allentown youth will be screened at Wednesday night's Allentown City Council meeting (7:30pm, at City Hall, 435 Hamilton St.). The films were created in August as the showpiece of Kids Media Access Project (KAMP), a two-week digital storytelling program sponsored by Congregations United for Neighborhood Action (CUNA) and Muhlenberg College. The films, created by 12 local youth ages 9-17, deal with shortfalls in recreation funding, litter, a youth dance troupe, and many other topics--in the voices of the young people themselves. I saw the films when they were screened in late August at the Allentown Art Museum; they are moving and honest in a way that only kids can pull off.

The KAMP program was created by Lora Taub-Pervizpour and Kate Ranieri, two steering committee members of Media Action of the Lehigh Valley, and faculty in Muhlenberg College's Media and Communication.

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