Six homeless youth tell stories of self-discovery set in California.
We will be releasing a new film every Wednesday until February 28th
Each of these films were made by a student taking part in a Digital Dove video production class at Covenant House California, a youth homeless shelter in Hollywood. Students were ages 18-21 and lived at the shelter for some period of time. The class was asked to make a film about a journey - either their own or about someone they knew - and it had to include characteristics of the journey genre: an emphasis on landscape, movement, and self-discovery. The resulting films were unique to their storyteller, but most shared a common characteristic - the prevalence of institutions. They reflect how these young people learned to navigate foster care, group homes, transitional living programs, juvenile halls, psychiatric treatment facilities and not-for-profit programs.
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