EVC & the Film Society of Lincoln Center Invite You to…

THROUGH OUR EYES: Three Decades of EVC Youth DocumentariesAn EVC Retrospective Program 6: Race, Ethnicity & the Media 
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Thursday, February 7

3:30 – Student Screening – RSVP atkrubenstein
receive complimentary Teacher’s Guide

6:30 – General Screening –Buy Tickets
At the FSLC Web Site

The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater
144 West 65th Street

(Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

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Spanning three decades worth of extraordinary work, the EVC Retrospective Series captures moments in New York’s history through the fresh, but unblinking eyes of emerging teen filmmakers. Two shorts examine the lasting effect of racial and ethnic stereotypes in the media, while a third looks for common ground between African-Americans and Jews following the ’91 riots.


Breaking Through Stereotypes
(1994, 15m)

Using clips from Hollywood movies, Nazi propaganda and other films, this documentary analyzes racial and ethnic stereotypes in the media and how they shape our interactions with others.


We the People…
(1992, 23m)

Produced in the quincentennial year of Columbus’ “discovery” of America, this film analyzes stereotypes of America’s indigenous peoples as seen in cartoons and liquor and cigarette advertisements. Interviews with Native American teenagers and adults indicate that there are still many obstacles to overcome.

Blacks and Jews: Are They Really Sworn Enemies?
(1992, 30m)

EVC students examine the roots of the violence that broke out in summer of 1991 between African-American and Hasidic communities in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The youth producers make a strong case for alliance-building between Black and Jewish activists and their communities.


EVC is proud to partner with the Film Society of Lincoln Center to present the retrospective series, THROUGH OUR EYES: Three Decades of EVC Youth Documentaries. Each Program will be screened twice at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater, with an afternoon screening for school audiences and an evening screening for general audiences. Both screenings will be followed by a question-and-answer session with producers from the short films featured in the programs. For more information on the EVC Retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, click here or contact Theresa Navarro at Tnavarro@EVC.org.

EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop is a 15-week credit-bearing course that teaches high school students from across New York City to research, shoot, and edit compelling documentaries that examine community and youth-related issues.


EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshops and Professional Development Programs are made possible with generous support from: The Bay and Paul Foundations; The Robert Bowne Foundation; The Brenner Family Foundation; The Brightwater Fund; The Gerald & Janet Carrus Foundation; HBO; Hyde and Watson Foundation; Jewish Communal Fund; National Board of Review; Open Society Foundations; The Pinkerton Foundation; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation; Time Warner Foundation; The Wellspring Foundation; and The Milton A. & Roslyn Z. Wolf Family Foundation Teacher of Conscience Fund. EVC is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. EVC programs are also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. In-kind support is provided by Benjamin Moore & Co, Claudia Giselle Design LLC, Gray Matters NYC, the Lawyers Alliance for New York, and the New York City Department of Education.