22 July 2011, New York City
During the Child Friendly Communities East Harlem project, youth produced a film about children’s rights to raise awareness among young people in America about their rights. They interviewed children, youth and adults on the streets of East Harlem, and conducted focus groups with 70 children aged 8-18, and 25 adults to assess the current conditions of children in this New York City neighborhood. This film, produced by and for youth, won first place in the New York Civil Liberties Union Freedom of Expression Contest. The winning film can be accessed on their blog, Future Building a Future in East Harlem.