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Making a Change [CineYouth]

Utilizing a variety of styles and genres to deftly explore their sociocultural environments, these young storytellers inspire activism and advocacy with their impactful work.

Note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.


No Such Right: The End of Roe in Appalachia

Tate Greene, Rebekah McAuley, Sarah Sexton, Deladis Haywood | Kentucky | Ages 16-19

In the aftermath of the Dobbs v Jackson decision, doctors, lawyers, activists, and young people from across Appalachia are emboldened to fight for the future of reproductive rights.

Slay The Beast from A State Of Peace

Miro Alleyne-McCarthy | United Kingdom | Age 17

A boy finds love amongst the chaos of the city. The city creature breathes. As an older man, he lets go of the chaos and anger, making peace with the beast.

My Sisters In The Stars: The Story of Lee Yong-soo

Ian Kim | California/South Korea | Age 16

This largely animated documentary provides a vital historical perspective via the story of Lee Yong-soo, one of 11 living survivors of human trafficking in Japanese-colonized Korea.


Josh Leong | New York | Age 21

Faced with losing custody of his child, a 16-year old boy in juvenile prison learns what it takes to be a father by caring for a chicken.


Isabella Miller, Gabe Braden | Alabama | Age 20

An activist drag queen in rural Alabama is forced to keep her identity secret as she fights for human rights in a race against the systemic erasure of her own history.

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Event Information

Saturday, April 22, 2023

  •   5 shorts | 66 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States



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