Thanks to our wonderful partner, the United Nations Association of New York for our first virtual screening premiere of “Against the Current” and a riveting conversation with filmmaker Duannette Moniz-Reyome, Evan Mascagni (BYkids mentor), Holly Carter (BYkids Founder) and moderated by Cynthia Benitez (Film Programming Manager at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian).
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF NY HOSTS PREMIERE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION OF AGAINST THE CURRENT
WORLD CHANNEL REBROADCASTS TWO BYKIDS FILMS
Working to help parents home-school their children during the global pandemic, I COULD TELL YOU ‘BOUT MY LIFE and MY BEAUTIFUL NICARAGUA air on the WLIW World Channel.
BYKIDS VISITS GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL AS PART OF DIVERSITY AWARENESS WEEK
Thank you Greenwich High School for inviting us to screen and discuss POET AGAINST PREJUDICE with almost 500 kids during your Diversity Awareness Week. The student questions were inspiring and thoughtful about racism, immigration, self expression and the power of film! “That was the most engaged I have seen an audience of high schoolers for any of these talks! Nice job!!!” says one student.
BYKIDS JUNIOR BOARD HOSTS SCREENING AND EDUCATION DISCUSSION
Thank you to the BYkids Junior Board for a great inaugural event — a conversation on engaging kids in learning around a screening of the documentary AGAINST THE CURRENT. Daunnette Moniz-Reyome (age 17) lives on the UmoNHon Native American reservation in Nebraska and wants to inspire her peers to celebrate their culture, despite being surrounded by depression and addiction.
PENPAL SCHOOLS’ PARTNERSHIP: THE WORLD THROUGH MY EYES
Thank you to PenPal Schools for featuring BYkids films in their classrooms around the world. We love their Essential Question: How can storytelling and documentary filmmaking have a positive impact on the world? And teacher and student answers. See here
BYkids ATTENDS EYES ON THE GOALS at the UN
BYkids is honored to be part of EYES ON THE GOALS at the United Nations.
OUT OF ALEPPO IS A FINALIST IN THE MY HERO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Congratulations to OUT OF ALEPPO filmmaker, Mohammad Shasho, and his mentor, Anja Baron, on being named a finalist in the MY HERO International Film Festival.
UN ASSOCIATION HOSTS SCREENING OF I COULD TELL YOU ‘BOUT MY LIFE
Thanks to all our friends and partners, on screen and behind the scenes, who bring our films to life, and share them with kids in homes and classrooms around the world. Thank you to the United Nations Association of New York for hosting us at the Dolby Screening Room, Mike Martin for sharing his story, Chiemi Karasawa for her mentorship, Matt Nink for moderating, and Holly Carter for the her indefatigable work.
UN ASSOCIATION SCREENS “I COULD TELL YOU ‘BOUT MY LIFE”
United Nations Association of New York generously hosts a special documentary screening and talk-back with filmmakers and educators about Mike Martin’s personal narrative as it illuminates issues of youth incarceration and juvenile injustice for teachers and kids.
MIKE MARTIN SCREENS HIS FILM AT THE MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER
A huge thank you Maysles Documentary Center for screening of I COULD TELL YOU ‘BOUT MY LIFE as part of your Social Justice Showcase — bringing together filmmakers, community organizers, activists, experts, and NYC residents to discuss and educate on the social justice issues that impact the quality of life for NYC residents.