my block education

my block education

from their site:

We are a NYC-based, fiscally sponsored non-profit organization connecting schools with professional filmmakers to teach citizenship training through video education. In Spring 2011 The MyBlock Education Program gave students in four NYC public high schools the opportunity to produce videos for a new online video map of NYC. This hands-on experience led to the unprecedented creation of a deeply humanistic body of work giving the public a personal and rare glimpse into the challenges many neighborhoods and their citizens currently face. Since then, the MyBlock education model has been adopted by over thirty schools and educational institutions, included in major museum exhibitions and events, and become an integral component to the fabric of media arts education in NYC.


a couple random videos off their map:

bryant park (sync skating):

on any corner:

drama in the park:


Rafik the fruit man:



can’t wait to dig in deeper.

via Brian Paccione and the original myblocnyc (now camra) ness.


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