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      Chronicles, the historical e-magazine is looking for non-fiction articles on historical people, events and places up to and including WWII. 

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      Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 39.  No. 4.  August/Sept. 2010

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MWFB Does the “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” on TV


Reading to young children is critical to their early brain development, and having fun is key to effective reading aloud! That was the message this morning on an entertaining Tucson Morning Blend interview featuring MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS.

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Free Screening of Youth Shorts on Local Issues

When:    Thursday August 12
Where:   The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress
Time:      6:30 to 8:30 pm
Tucson youth have a lot to say about what is happening in their communities. From topics as diverse as SB1070 to skateboarding and drug abuse, 10 Tucson youth will screen their video shorts and participate in a discussion on local issues and filmmaking. 

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Levi is one of the filmmakers. He is also the son of one of the police officers suing the State of Arizona over SB1070. In his timely documentary, Levi explores how the passage of the law has affected his family and his neighborhood.
Another filmmaker is also exploring issues through family ties. Kareem’s grandfather is Pinki Vargs, a baseball legend in Barrio Viejo. Using old photographs and interviews, Kareem documents his grandfather’s achievements and the discrimination he faced as one of the first Latino baseball players trying to make it into the major leagues in the United States.

Other short videos include:

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· Gone is a music video about feeling lonely, caged and stuck.

· Obama, Lenin and Hitler seeks to dispel myths about the similarities between the three leaders put forth by the extreme right wing.

· Trick Tips in an action-packed, informative and music-filled skateboarding video.

· An documentary of how the practice of Jui Jtsu has enriched lives.

· A personal story by a young woman who has spent mostmost of her life living in Mexico, with Tucson as a second home. Her documentary compares both culturally and economically her life in Mexico to that in Tucson.

· A personal documentary on drug abuse.

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All of the short videos are the result of Pan Left’s summer youth media program, Make Your Movie! Pan Left Productions, a Tucson-based nonprofit media collective, specializes in putting the tools of media production into the hands of people who are not equally represented in the mainstream media.

Youth are often the target of media messages, yet many lack the skills to construct effective media messages on topics that are important to them. Make Your Movie! was designed so that youth voice can be a bigger part of civic dialogue.

Make Your Movie! was made possible through a grant from the Kresge Tucson Innovative/Tucson Pima Arts Council and sponsorship by the University of Arizona School of Theater, Film and TV and the Screening Room. 

For more information, contact Pan Left at panleft@panleft.org or (520) 792-9171.

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