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                2009/10 Reel Youth Film Festival - Best of the Fest:

Family Stones Family Stones 
Reel Youth, Nepal, 22 min

From dark prison corners in Nepal, come children ready to inspire the world. Family Stones is a touching and uplifting film about five Nepali children who have been rescued from the adult prison system, two Maoist child soldiers and the amazing place they call home.
Freedom
Freedom
Peace It Together, Vancouver, BC, 2.5 min

Hand-drawn paintings and meticulously rendered rotoscope images blend to create a poetic meditation on individual freedom and hope.

 

Detention

Detention
ViewFinders, Halifax, NS, 4.5 min

A first visit to detention breathes new life into an otherwise dull day and shows the creative ability of a group of young people to entertain themselves.

 

O You Suck
O... You Suck
Purple Thistle, Vancouver, BC, 1 min

When asked 'what issues are you most concerned about', these youth chose the effect of the Olympics on Vancouver. An animated metaphor of what the Olympic rings might do to the city.
Limp Clown
Limp Clown
Wayne Robinson, Langley, BC, 10 min

Ed is a part time clown that stars in a circus of impotence.
  L(i)ebe
Reel Youth and Out in Schools, Vancouver BC, 4 min

Youth stand up against homophobia.
Crossover
Crossover
Big Picture Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, 5.5 min

I don't want to lose control and be trapped in the water.  That's why I cross over the bridge.  A hard hitting, beat bouncing rap video.
Evolve
Evolve
North Surrey Secondary School, BC, 1 min

The crocodile hunter meets WorkSafe BC.
 

Grandfather
Reel Youth and KAYA, Vancouver BC, 2.5 min

Through a beautiful song, Caitlin tells the story of how the words of her grandfather influenced her.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Brooke Martin, Greenfield, MN, 5 min

A mysterious mirror reflects the truth to those who look upon it.
Heart Food
Heart Food
Purple Thistle, Vancouver, BC, 1 min

When asked 'what issues are you most concerned about', these youth chose food quality. A clever look at the issue of processed food.
 

Trista's Dance
Reel Youth and Inuvik Youth Centre, Inuvik NWT, 4.5 min

Trista shares her traditional dance in the Northwest Territories. 

Heart Attack
Reel Youth and Camp Fyrefly, Gambier Island BC, 1 min

You can't suppress the youth voice!

In My Shoes
In My Shoes
Urban Arts Partnership, New York, NY, 5 min

Raises awareness of NYC youth homelessness by debunking stereotypes and exposing homeless youth living under the radar.
Killers of the Earth
Killers of the Earth
Jeffrey Bruno, Metairie, LA, 1.5 min

Two cheerful aliens demolish planets for a living.  When their next assignment is the Earth, they discover something interesting…

Transatlantique
Lucas Foster, Westlake School, Hollywood USA, 8 min

Eleven year old Milena lives in France while older brother Jean Luc lives and works in L.A. Separated by language + divorced parents, their strained relationship is challenged during an afternoon together.

Sparks In the Night
Sparks In the Night
Ben Kadie, Bellevue, WA, 3 min

Set in a black, white and red 1940's, "Sparks in the Night" humorously follows detective Leon Spars as he closes in on notorious lawbreaker, the Jerry Walker and the Speeder Brothers.

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