Festival Highlight: Gandhi Brigade Youth Activists: Film Screening + Discussion

The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s community of storytellers and designers dedicated to social and environmental good. Members of the community who identify as “benevolent media creators” are invited to host and organize their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events or other activities, located at multiple venues across the city, that compel audiences to care about a cause, take action on an issue, or promote a point of view through strategic and inspiring multimedia. The events are scheduled for November 4-7, 2011.


What: Film Screening + Discussion with Gandhi Youth Activists

When: Sunday November 6, 2011 11:00pm-2:00pm

Where: Gold Leaf Studios 443 I St NW, Washington, DC

Speakers and Presenters Mona Yeh

At this event, we will be screening some short films, all written, produced, directed, and edited by our Youth Media Organizers. After the screenings, our Youth Media Organizers will answer questions about the program, youth media, and the importance of youth voice in the the organizing process.

Gandhi Brigade helps young people realize their inner and collective power to become champions of the common good. We envision a radically diverse network of youth and adults who are united in their commitment to fight for the empowerment of all people through the Gandhi principles of nonviolence, awareness, and common effort. We offer young people opportunities to use the media arts as a developmental path for personal and community growth. First, we teach them how to create effective media messages. Second, we invite them to investigate power and privilege. Third, we empower them to apply these abilities, in collaboration with community allies, toward practical common good projects. Please visit our website to learn more about our programs and see updates from our students: