Selected Student Work

Break the Cycle: A short film about Teen Dating Violence

 

Survivors: A silent film addressing some of the social anxieties teens face today.

 

• Wake Up Call: Time to ACT on Climate Change   National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Regional Student Television Award for Excellence, PBS Student Reporting Labs for the Best Science Video, Grand Prize winner—ConnectEd Studios Student Gallery Contest

Season of Peace: Project YouthView Finalist

MEA students at KDOL TV documented Life Academy’s Season of Peace Building campaign. Season of Peace Building was created as part of a solution to reduce crime in Oakland. The school will continue the campaign in the future and hopes other schools around the country will join them to work towards a path for a better future.

Community Schools: Commissioned film by the Oakland Unified School District and chosen to adapt for national Coalition for Community Schools.

• Turf for Life:  National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Regional Student Television Award for Excellence, Project YouthView: Audience Choice and Power of Youth Awards

Turf to Life, examines the art of turf dancing and how it’s impact has served to give meaning and purpose to Oakland youth and help to strive towards peace in the community.

 • Americans at Heart: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Regional Student Television Award for Merit, Bay Area Youth Media Network, “Rise to the Occasion” Youth Media Festival—Second Place

Americans at Heart, a film about the Dream Act, a piece of legislation that impacts thousands of youth here in California and across the country.

• Fried Chicken: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?   Grand prize winner of the “24 Seconds to Change the World Contest” sponsored by the Alameda County Public Health Department (Aired on CBS/CW TV Network ), Bay Area Youth Media Network “Rise to the Occasion” Youth Media Festival—Honorable Mention

 • Occupying the Future: Bay Area Youth Media Network, “Rise to the Occasion” Youth Media Festival—First Place, SchoolTube.com—Featured Film

 Occupy the Future, is a short film documenting youth perspectives on Occupy Oakland.  Our MEA student video production team hit the streets to cover the unfolding protests, and provide their own take on the movement and it’s impact on Oakland.

•The Track: Project VoiceScape-PBS-POV and the Adobe Foundation Grant Award

The Track addresses a pervasive problem in Oakland: Commercially Sexually Exploited Minors.

• Keepin’ It Green: 1st Annual KQED Science Youth Media Festival

MEA students report on “Green” projects throughout the Oakland community.