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Instructor and students talk about their projects during Q&A.
Instructor and students talk about their projects during Q&A.
Teen Producers Academy Showcase at Maysles

(released 9/4/2018)


Teen Producers Academy Showcase took place August 24, 2018 at the Maysles Documentary Center. Screenings of the teens' films was preceded by a dinner and followed by a Q and A session and certificate presentation to the students.

A reception of refreshments concluded the evening in Harlem.

The instructors for the teen academy Art Jones and Nakia Harper led the teams to a final projected film.

The following is a list of films in the showcase:

Doyenne: Women in a Man's World
By Stephen Han & Sebastian Paulino

The Blacker the Berry
By Taylor Fields & Camille Wilson

Dear NYPD...
By Alyssa Abreu & Yaania Bell

We Keep Talking
By Samuel Jakobi & Tyshon Bailey

Beauty Within Chaos
By A'mya Celeñia McKnight & Maeve Slon

The Teen Producers Academy is part of the Maysles Documentary Center's educational programming. The year long TPA program will be enrolling in September for the upcoming 2018-2019 cycle. The program is open to students in the sophomore through senior years of high school, local to the NYC area, and interested in the documentary filmmaking process.

To learn more about the Maysles Documentary Center and the community offerings available, read on here: https://www.maysles.org/teen-producers-academy


Stephen Han


Taylor Fields


Alyssa Abreu


Samuel Jakobi


Instructor Art Jones


Camille Wilson and A'mya Celeñia McKnight


Instructor Nakia Harper


Sebastian Paulino


Maeve Slon


Students and instructors showing off their certificates.




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