Kyla Villaroya, 9th grader
"While in the workshop, I shared my personal stories of immigrating to the US from the Philippines at five years old and the discrimination my family and peers felt as Asian-Americans. I gained the courage to use my own experiences to draw parallels between what we were learning about history and what immigrants experience today. My classmates were inspired by my journey that they even incorporated it into their own films! The film intensive also provided self-confidence to ask evocative and challenging questions of my interview subjects."
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Marina Cummiskey, 7th grader
"After I had material from my interviews and other background footage, the script for my film flowed naturally and was fun and easy to stitch together. After the workshop ended I continued along the same path, and ended up volunteering at the Baranov Museum and creating another film, this time on the 1912 Katmai Eruption. This in turn lead to the start of two years of volunteering as well as a summer internship at Kodiak’s local public radio station, KMXT. The workshop only opened up more opportunities for me, and I’m considering studying a form of film or journalism in college."
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