Project Youth Doc (PYD) is a 4 week camp in which participants produce, film and edit their own documentary films. PYD provides youth the opportunity to produce short documentary films of personal and social relevance, cultivating a heightened sense of community awareness and involvement while nurturing the development of students’ artistic voices in a positive peer-to-peer environment.
By using documentary film as a vehicle for creative self-expression, students who participate in PYD become better connected to their peers, to the community in which they live, and most importantly, to themselves. Since the program’s inception in 2004, over 200 youth have worked in teams to produce more than 60 thought-provoking documentaries on topics ranging from the juvenile justice system to the dangers of drunk driving.
PYD is held in the
Hollywood Theatre's media lab at Grant High School
(2245 NE 36th Ave) from 11am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
Students must be accepted in to the program before enrolling, and we are now accepting application for both sessions of 2013 PYD:
download application materials
Session I: June 17th – July 12th
Session II: July 1st – July 26th
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Contact Taylor at taylor[at]hollywoodtheatre[dot]org