2011 Academy Award winner Karen Goodman becomes a BYkids Film Mentor. A renowned documentary filmmaker, Goodman has received three previous Academy Award nominations, many Emmys and the Dupont-Columbia Award for Independent Programming. Her documentaries have been broadcast nationally on PBS and HBO and screened at festivals around the world including Sundance, Berlin, London, Montreal and St. Petersburg. Goodman describes BYkids as ‘an extraordinary opportunity for the next generation of cinematic storytellers’.
BYkids third film, FIRE IN OUR HEARTS, made by 16-year-old Jayshree Janu Kharpade of India, is completed and begins distribution. Mentored by the esteemed Joyce Chopra, Jayshree’s film sheds a personal light on the immense social and economic potential of educating girls in the developing world. See trailer here.