El Grito de la Mision: Community Screening of M.A.P.S.

Mission Voices Summer 2007 Grand Premiere

El Grito de la Mision: Community Screening of M.A.P.S.

Location: The Roxie New College Film Center
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
FREE and open to the public

El Grito de la Misión invites the community to celebrate the Grande Premiere of M.A.P.S: Metaphors As Possible Solutions with a community screening at The Roxie New College Film Center on Saturday, August 18, 2007 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. The screening is free and open to the public.

Southern Exposure’s Artists in Education Program presents the 12th annual Mission Voices Summer (MVS) in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco, Columbia Park, CELLspace/Mission Urban Arts after-school program and the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House’s Summer in the City Program. This summer lead artists include filmmakers Katherin McInnis, Camilo Salazar Prince and Vanessa Woods, in addition to over 20 youth participants.

M.A.P.S: Metaphors As Possible Solutions asks youth to examine San Francisco neighborhoods, each other and the materials of image making to address issues that are both local and global. Collaborative projects that reference early cinema, narrative and documentary film, and historical films and videos about San Francisco support community building and offer students a foundation for their own expression. Youth participants from diverse neighborhood organizations use film and video to create innovative works that map, reflect and re-envision their lives.

Mission Voices Summer is an intensive summer arts program that gives youth the opportunity to exercise leadership skills and participate in their community by exploring relevant social and personal issues through visual arts workshops. The program focuses on arts-based community development by pairing local artists with teens. MVS teaches youth to use the visual arts as a tool to express their creative voices and to make a visual statement about their ideas, interests and ambitions that result in a final project presented to the community.