Seeds of Hope
A mother turns tragedy into hope after her son is killed.
Imani Peterkin and Mohamed Gardner (Albany, N.Y.)
Musa SyeedPOV Film - Bronx Princess
Musa Syeed is a filmmaker and writer named one of the "10 to Watch in 2010" by Independent. He is completing his first narrative feature, "Valley of Saints." His previous credits include Bronx Princess (POV 2009) and the IDA and Tribeca award-winning "A Son’s Sacrifice."
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The mission of Youth FX is to inspire and empower youth through the acquisition of technical and creative skills in the emerging field of digital media. Youth FX encourages young people to shift from being passive consumers of media to active media creators while thoughtfully examining their lives and the world around them.
About Bhawin Suchak (Youth FX Program Director): Bhawin Suchak is an educator, filmmaker and multimedia producer who works with emerging digital technologies as tools to further expression, communication and connection. Bhawin has been a teacher at the Albany Free School for 10 years and is the founder and project director of Youth FX, a summer filmmaking programs for teens based out of Grand Street Community Arts, a neighborhood based non-profit arts center in the South End of Albany, NY. He has worked with adults and youth in digital film production and multimedia at several locations including: The Albany Free School, 1skate Media Arts in Albany, the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy and the Museum Club after-school program at the New York State Museum. Bhawin has produced several short films and is the co-director of Free to Learn, a feature length documentary about the Albany Free School.