Muslim Youth Voices Project (MYVP) is offering a seven-day workshop that gives Muslim students the tools to tell their stories, on their terms, through filmmaking.
Developed and led by experienced film professionals from the Muslim community, this workshop provides a safe, sensitive space for self-expression and exploration. Through this week-long intensive, from August 4-12, 2014, youth will create a short film with the help of a professional crew.
Workshops will take place at Maysles Documentary Center in New York City. Muslim youth ages 12 to 18, from all religious and ethnic backgrounds are eligible to apply for this free program.
Basic Info About MYVP
Muslim Youth Voices Project is a national initiative of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Founded in 1980, CAAM is a media arts organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. Award-winning filmmaker, Musa Syeed, is the lead instructor for all workshops. MYVP is made possible by a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program Purchase .