Community Builders with Umoja

Location:  Chicago, IL
Project Description: 

During the summer, Free Spirit Media partners with Umoja Student Development Corporation’s summer internship program, Community Builders (CB). Through the six-week internship, CB student interns create short documentaries that explore themes of action, advocacy, civic engagement, and social justice. Together, FSM and Umoja have worked with students to create documentaries on a variety of topics, including the history of North Lawndale, the value of urban green space, equity in public transportation, youth voice in education, and school and neighborhood violence. These videos have won top national and local awards for youth documentary production.