Digital Dove is launching a new web series called “6 Journeys.” Each film in the series was made by a student taking part in a Digital Dove video production class at Covenant House California, a youth homeless shelter in Hollywood. Students were ages 18-21 and lived at the shelter for some period of time. The class was asked to make a film about a journey and include characteristics of the genre – landscape, movement, and self-discovery. The resulting films vary widely in tone (from black (gay) comedy to earnest self-discovery), but they all share one characteristic: institutions. They reflect how these kids learned to navigate foster care, group homes, juvenile halls, not-for-profit programs, and psychiatric treatment facilities.
A new film will be released every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks.
This week’s film–
Angel’s Journey: Angel finds a way of moving on after losing both her foster parents. (This one has a slow build to a very satisfying ending)
The filmmakers would like you to think of it as joining a book club for 2 months. Except that its a film club led by homeless youth. Please watch the weekly film, make a thoughtful comment, and forward to everyone you know! The goal is to promote a deeper, better understanding of youth homelessness.
From Laura Guichard
Program Coordinator, Digital Dove