Fall Lab 2017

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Hipsters Go Home by Eden Ayala

The downsides of gentrification in Rockaway Beach.

Mentor: Nia Stevens


Defining Family by Tori Douglas

A young artist shares how creating art helped her deal with family issues and finding self-worth.

Mentor: Stephanie Jenkins


The Alien by Stephon Rodriguez

A story of how a young child dealt with alienation and how he was able to recover from its effect.

Mentor: Jake Blasini

My Journey in America by Maribel Garcia

How I came into America as a young kid and spent my years learning new things I didn't know before.

Mentor: Maria Luisa Gambale.

Missing Connections by Nyla Dias

Mental illnesses in Caribbean communities and my struggle with getting help.

Mentor: Kebra E McCallum

My Father the Chef by Pearl Scott

A daughter asks her dad - a chef in Brooklyn - to reflect on his career and his relationship with his children.

Mentor: Valeria Cruz

A Call to Action by Deborah Miller

A teenage activist discovers the meaning and misunderstanding of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Mentor: Jamerry Kim

Hypersensitive by Jaire Marshall

A young man's journey through the subtle racial bias that pervades his daily life.

Mentor: Andrew Bowe

My Coming Out Story by Faith Mora

A closeted teen who fears telling her family she's gay finds the courage to come out to her sister.

Mentor: Prisca Edwards

Day’s End by Allen Melara

How music helped a young teen expressed himself after his parents divorce when he was eight.

Mentor: Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe

The Album by Kyianu Greene

A look back at the marriage, family and corruption of the relationship between a mother and father.

Mentor: Morgan Robinson

State of the Industry by Asante Ayala

A look back at the marriage, family and corruption of the relationship between a mother and father.

Mentor: Morgan Robinson

Colossus by Gabriel Fanelli

Immigrants have always been important to the United States but even in our modern age, conflict still arises against them.

Mentor: Kevin Miller

State of the Industry by Asante Wheat

A young gamer grapples with the brutal and ever changing gaming industry.

Mentor: Alejandro Jaramillo

The Subway Symphony by Valentina

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Mentor: Michael Barry