FILMS & AWARDS
Trailer: 'We Are Now' (2018)
Over the summer, seven Silver Spring boys set out to make a documentary about a hot-button issue, the American justice system, and on Thursday their efforts culminated in a local screening of Juvenile Justice: The Road to Reform.
The boys mingled with state government officials like Delegate Will Smith (D-District 20) and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh at the event at the Silver Spring Civic Center Thursday night. The eight-minute documentary was produced by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media—the Silver Spring nonprofit and afterschool program that teaches local students how to use media to promote community building.
The documentary focuses on two young men who were locked up as juveniles in Maryland and how they’re attempting to make changes in their lives after the jarring experience. It includes footage from the April riots in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray and of the young filmmakers speaking about the causes of the unrest.
Members of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media were honored to be guests on the premiere episode of "Young Montgomery," a half-hour television program geared to highlight the accomplishments and activities of the county's youth population.