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Food and Film Workshop Seeks Teens

Teens Turning Green, California Film Institute and Whole Foods team up to "engage students to creatively advocate for their right to healthy food."

Calling all teens with an interest in filmmaking and eating healthy: a workshop starting next month wants to help you make a film about your connection to food at home and in school.

The 10-day Food Connection Workshop kicks off Aug. 1 at the Sausalito offices of Teens Turning Green, the national environmental youth organization founded in 2005 by a group of Marin teens.

The workshop is backed by the California Film Institute and , teaching students in grades 8 to 11 about food and the art of storytelling. At the end of the week, the kids will each produce a short film telling their own story of food.

The program includes field trips to , the , the Marin Headlands, and the Marine Mammal Center. The students will also spend a day at organizer California Film Institute in San Rafael, screening short films about food and meeting film producers. During the second week of the program, the kids are focusing on making their films. They will be working with professionals with experience writing, directing, producing, and editing.

The Food Connection Workshop runs from August 1-11. The program still has openings for 3 kids. To apply or get more information, please go here.

maryscott28 July 28, 2011 at 08:54 AM
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