Youth Film Festival at the Chopin Theater, Chicago

Last Wednesday evening I attended the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival in Chicago featuring twenty films created by young people from across the country.  Answering the question, “What would you do with a trillion dollars instead of spending it on war?,” over fifty youth traveled to Capitol Hill earlier in the week to present their 3-minute videos to Congressional members.  To see samples of the films, go to:  

The film festival took place at the Chopin Theater in Chicago, a venue unlike any other I’ve ever seen:


About HomenDunRoamin

Teaching Artist & Writer: fiction, poetry & nonfiction. Recently completed work: a hybrid memoir. In progress: a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country on the brink of war. The book examines violent and nonviolent resistance and the choices women are forced to make to survive.
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