|Big news – Director and Producer Mary F. Morten has begun pre-production* on the continuation of Woke Up Black and you have a chance to be featured! Woke Up Black. Again. will take a look at where our five documentary subjects are now, four years after Mary started working with them in 2009, and will look at the lives of the larger Black youth population.
That’s where you come in!
Mary is looking for real stories from the Black youth community; they can be like Sheldon’s, Carters, Rosey’s, Ace’s or Morgan’s, but they can also be completely different. Tell us what your day-to-day is like, about your school and community. Let us know what’s happening!
Submit before March 16th 9pmCT and you will be eligible to have your piece featured in the film and to win one of three Amazon gift cards!
1st Place: $250 Amazon gift card
2nd Place: $175 Amazon gift card
3rd Place: $75 Amazon gift card
Runners-up will be featured on our website and Facebook page, and will receive complimentary tickets to the Chicago premiere of the film.
Here are some things to think about while telling us your story:
* What is great about your life?
* What makes you happy?
* Have you ever been a subject of blatant or subtle racism?
* One of Woke Up Black’s themes is the media’s image of Black youth. What do you think of these representations?
* How might these kinds of images impact future youths’ perceptions of their history?
* What can youth do to have a positive impact on their communities in the here and now?
* How might history inform this present action?
So, if you are a Black youth between the ages of 14 and 24, and you want to tell us your story, record a short (1-2 minute) video on a webcam or video camera and send it to us by clicking the link in the box below and attaching your video to the email before March 16th at 9pm CT.
By submitting this video, I authorize Producer/Director to record and edit into the Program and related materials my name, likeness, image, voice and participation in and performance on film, tape or otherwise for use in the above Program or parts thereof (the “Recordings”). I agree that the Program may be edited and otherwise altered at the sole discretion of the Producer/Director and used in whole or in part for any and all broadcasting, non-broadcasting, audio/visual, and/or exhibition purposes in any manner or media, in perpetuity, throughout the world and on the internet.
Producer may use and authorize others to use all or parts of the Recordings. Producer/Director, her successors and assigns shall own all right, title and interest, including copyright, in and to the Program, including the Recordings, to be used and disposed of without limitation as Producer/Director shall in her sole discretion determine.
IF I AM UNDER THE AGE OF 18, I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED THE MEDIA RELEASE FORM FOR PARENT AND MINOR
*Pre-production is the segment of time during the production of a documentary where a director gathers information and research, usually culminating in a trailer, or preview, for the project.
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