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.