Through Their Eyes: Youth Activism Shorts

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Thursday May 28

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is proud to partner with Scribe Video Center for this special online short film program centered on youth activism in the city of Philadelphia. 


These films, directed by young Philadelphia filmmakers, provide a window into the future impact Gen-Z will have on the world⁠⁠—centering youth perspectives on issues ranging from climate change, the school-to-prison pipeline crisis, and  LGBTQ acceptance. This screening is presented in collaboration with Scribe Video Center and POPPYN.


This screening is presented in conjunction with AAMP’s special photography exhibition, Through His Eyes, which encourages viewers to reframe their understandings of the Civil Rights Era. This exhibition pulls from the Jack T. Franklin photographic collection at AAMP to explore Philadelphia’s often overlooked civil rights activists – Black youth. As today’s youth struggle through mass school closures, police brutality, and racial discrimination, these images remind us that anyone at any age can make a change. This exhibition was curated by graduate intern, Rachel Nelson


A conversation with select filmmakers and the exhibition curator will follow the screening. After registering, viewing information for this online program will be emailed to attendees prior to the event. Please contact with questions