City Stories Youth Videos and Even The Walls: Seventy Years at Yesler Terrace
Sep 14, 2015
Co-presented with the Seattle Design Festival, the Seattle Architecture Foundation, and Feet First
SIFF 2015 GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE AWARD, Best Short Film.
Filmmakers in attendance!
Join us for a free screening of youth-made short films and a beautifully thoughtful documentary about the transformation of Yesler Terrace, as part of this year's Seattle Design Festival. Directors will be in attendance for a conversation with the audience.
City Stories is a new youth program designed and presented by the Seattle Architecture Foundation and Feet First where youth have the opportunity to share their visions for the future of their neighborhoods.
This summer City Stories was offered as a pilot program in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. The program was delivered to 7th and 8th graders as part of a summer learning program at Washington Middle School in the Central District. Through the 5-week program, youth took part in neighborhood walks, hands-on model building and engaged in digital storytelling activities. Youth also made videos to communicate their opinions about the Central District; how it should change in the next 20 years and what they want to stay the same.
City Stories has been developed and made possible by a collaborative partnership with Feet First and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
After the City Stories screening, we will present a special showing of SIFF 2015 Golden Space Needle Award winning film, Even the Walls (Sarah Kuck, Saman Maydání, 2015, 27 min). This short documentary is an elegiac journey inside the homes and memories of nine Yesler Terrace residents as they wait to see what will become of their neighborhood.