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Film Night: BYkids

Real-world films by kids

A young man holds a video camera in front of a green, lush, rural landscape

About the event

In support of the exhibition Human/Nature, join us for a screening of two short films, Return Date: Unknown (Ukraine), and Seeds of Life (India).

Following the screening will be a conversation and Q&A with BYkids Founder & Executive Director Holly Carter and journalist Peter Lattman about the power of youth storytelling, story sharing changing the classroom experience, personal stories making global issues relevant and actionable.

In partnership with public television and education innovators, BYkids share the films and their activation resources to help make global issues feel personal, relevant and actionable for millions of students. Their work serves as a catalyst for change—igniting important conversations and inspiring a new generation of social activists

This night is in support of the Fotografiska New York exhibition Human/Nature.

Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and nonprofit leader Holly Ornstein Carter founded BYkids in 2007 as a platform for youth from around the world to create documentaries that nurture empathy, spark conversations and inspire a new generation of changemakers. These films reach 83 million households in partnership with public television, and their supporting educational resources are distributed to middle and high schools across the United States through PBS LearningMedia and Discovery Education.

Previously, Holly led the Global Film Initiative and co-founded North Carolina’s Full Frame Festival, the world’s largest documentary film festival after a successful career in journalism at The New York Times.

Peter Lattman is the managing director of media at Emerson Collective. He oversees Emerson’s investments and grants in media and journalism, which include The Atlantic, where he serves as vice chair and a member of its board of directors. He also serves on the boards of the Committee to Protect Journalists and American Journalism Project.

Prior to joining Emerson, Peter worked as a journalist at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.