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Indy: Filmmaking for Social Change

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own films? Learn more about storytelling, film equipment, and media justice alongside others. Space is reserved for youth of color ages 13-20.

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Michael Hay | Director of Youth Development
Michael is an artist living in Minneapolis. He directed the development and operations of the Phillips Community Television after-school/summer program for over ten years. He received an MFA in Film and Video Production from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a BFA in Photography and Film from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  While living in Chicago he worked in commercial photography and produced exhibit media for The Field Museum of Natural History.  He also taught art and media at the Boys and Girls’ Clubs of Chicago and at the community development organization Archi-Treasures. Since relocating Minneapolis he has been deeply involved in the creative and youth development community here and taught youth media classes at the Walker Art Center, El Colegio Charter School, and a number of other schools and community centers throughout the Twin Cities. He also teaches film and video production in the Communications Department at Normandale Community College.

Kevin Yang | Youth Programs Coordinator
Kevin is a Hmong American writer and performer who was born and raised in the Twin Cities. Kevin is a graduate of Hamline University where he majored in Political Science and minored in Urban Studies. In addition, he also spent 4 months studying abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Kevin is a member of Speakers of the Sun, an APIA identified spoken word collective based in the Twin Cities. He also represented Minnesota at the Brave New Voices (BNV) spoken word festival in 2011 and represented Hamline University twice at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitation (CUPSI) in 2012 and 2014. Kevin finds great inspiration unraveling his experience as a Hmong soul born in the United States. Kevin carries an enormous passion to help young people develop and share art because he knows how instrumental it has shaped his own life.


Sami Pfeffer | AmeriCorps Promis Fellow - Youth Development
Sami Pfeffer is an artist who's work challenges folks to experiment with “safe” discomfort in the hopes that the participants then gain a better understanding of how to manage their reactions when faced with future “unsafe” discomforts. In addition to making art, they make gender, mistakes, and hopefully, change.