Your Life Matters: Parents Speak out About Injustice and Blackness in America

The purpose of this video project is to explore the voices of parents in the community sharing their stories and strategies to explain to their children the US judicial and policing system in light of recent events in Ferguson, New York, and Ohio. This research project seeks to use video narratives/documentary film to share the conversations happening around the country through local community members. Through video, the counter-narratives of the voiceless can spark dialogue amongst the masses, and in particular, educators seeking to find ways to address issues of equity, current events, and multiple perspectives in their classes and schools. It is anticipated that the voices of the unheard can create social change through democratization and humanize the experience, voices, and existence of people of color in the local community and society.

  • Edmundo Aguilar
  • Edmundo Aguilar
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Magwill Film Festival
    April 4, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Indie Fest Film Awards
    La Jolla California
    May 16, 2015
    Award of Merit
Director - Edmundo Aguilar