For most young people, Washington DC is a galaxy far away. While the media establishment bombards us with sensationalized nonsense - from politicians' indiscretions to celebrity breakdowns - political leaders continue to ignore the pressing needs and concerns of our nation's youth. The On and On Video Project seeks to give young people a platform to speak out about the issues they care most about. Through video, art and music, we shall give young voices a chance to be heard and hopefully encourage civic engagement and activism in the process.
The Project has four components: the video, the blog, the screening, and the continuation.
The question we would like to pose the youth is simple. "What issues would you like to see shape the next Presidential and Congressional election? What matters to you?" We're looking for young people ages 17-21 who are interested in being a part of the project. The shoot will take place in late August and our anticipated release date is December 2011. We need funding for equipment rental, the video crew and food and supplies for the cast.
Thanks so much for checking us out. Go to onandonproject.com and find out more about the project and how you can get involved!
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