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United American Indian Involvement, Inc.

June 26, 2018 - July 3, 2018

The 2018 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP conducted a weeklong workshop in Los Angeles this summer. Our program partnered with Seven Generations Child & Family Services – United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII) and worked with a dozen local Native youth.

Native youth produced a short film about school bullying, a documentary about the Navajo Code Talkers, a PSA about Native pride and a music video. Native youth wrote, directed, shot and edited four films in four days.

During the weeklong program, youth also visited the Netflix headquarters in Hollywood, CA. We toured the facility and spoke to Netflix staff about job opportunities, internships, and current projects they are producing. 

The workshop ended with a community screening on the final day at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. Youth participated in Q&A and discussed their experience working in production. 

Very Special Thanks to U.A.I.I. for having us. It is an honor to be working with the local Native community this summer!

2018 NYMW @ UAII

About the Program:

The NATIVE YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP is a week long youth filmmaking program designed to teach acting, writing, directing, camera operation, and video editing. It is intended to teach youth how to produce digital videos that have a logical story line and a professional appearance. The workshop ends with a community screening on the final day at a local venue.

Every year since 2009, the NATIVE YOUTH MULTI-MEDIA WORKSHOP has travelled to reservations throughout North America and Indigenous communities throughout the world to teach youth multimedia skills.

The films produced in the workshop will also be shown in November 2018 at the 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST. This is a prestigious film festival in Los Angeles sponsored by NBCUniversal, ABC/DISNEY, CBS and FOX Entertainment Group. These screenings encourage the participating youth to pursue their new found talents. In November, as part of the film festival, there will also be a scheduled tour of a television network or movie studio. This tour is designed to offer career opportunities to
Native youth in the filed of multimedia.

For information about the multimedia program, please email [email protected]

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June 26, 2018
July 3, 2018
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United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
1453 W Temple St
Los Angeles, 90026 United States