Why Black Lives Matter: Baltimore Teens Share Their Insight

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In the Fall of 2017, Wide Angle Youth Media asked a group of students explore the theme “Why Black Lives Matter” through short personal projects. Each took a different approach as they studied the history of the movement and race relations as they pertain to their hometown of Baltimore.

From those efforts came a collection of short films exploring themes of intersectionality and how different systems impact race in Baltimore.

Here’s just a sample of what’s in the collection, which paints a broad picture of the lived experience of black youth.

Joelle Faison comes to grips with her own identity.

Maidson Hall explores being pulled between a black and white world.

Tayla Brown makes the case that being black shouldn’t mean having to hide your feelings.


These videos come to us from Wide Angle Youth Media in Baltimore, Maryland.

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