News - MNN Youth Channel
Did you know that in New York City, police can approach you at any time but you're not required to answer their questions? Did you know that you have the right to observe and record police activity, as long as you stay at a reasonable distance from the police?
The Youth Channel producers at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center created "Know Your Rights" to shed light on what is and isn't allowed during a police stop. This provocative video, which is our latest Clip of the Week, follows a young man Malik Jackson, as he encounters two police officers who stop him while he is trying to enter his own apartment building.
The recent death of Staten Island resident Eric Gardner during an attempted arrest has put the NYPD in the national...
Next up for the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club: "The We and the I," a film by Academy award-winning director Michel Gondry. A New York Times Critics' Pick, "The We and the I" highlights a group of young people as they ride home on the ficticious BX66 on their last day of school.
Gondry recruited his young actors from the Point, a community center in the Bronx, and worked with them over the course of three years on the film. While the bus line may be made up, the film takes us through real neighborhoods in the Bronx and perfectly captures the dynamics of not only adolescence but of an afternoon commute in New York City.
"The We and the I" will be screened at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion. ...
It's been an exciting month at MNN, which means our just-out June newsletter is a really fun read! A youth producer at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center was selected for a full scholarship to participate in a prestigious fellowship in Senegal this summer, and an MNN Community Producer whose show inspires viewers to pursue their passions during retirement just directed her first film. We also catch you up on the latest at MNN's Youth Channel. Check it out!
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