Vet Film Festival, November 6 – 8

October 23, 2007 | Things to Do

Stories of Service and CUNY present
featuring videos about local veterans, produced by college and high school students

WHAT: The Stories of Service program of the Digital Clubhouse Network and the City University of New York (CUNY) are presenting a three-night film festival in honor of Veterans Day, featuring short videos about local veterans, produced by NYC college and high school students. The event is free and open to the public.

TRIBUTE TO SERVICE will be presented on three consecutive evenings during the week before Veterans Day (November 6 – 8, 2007). Each evening will be hosted by a different CUNY campus.

Tuesday, November 6 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Hunter College High School
In partnership with Hunter College
Auditorium; 71 East 94th Street (@ Park Ave) New York, NY 10128

Wednesday, November 7 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – City Tech (New York City College of Technology)
Namm Building, Room N-119, 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Thursday, November 8 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Kingsborough Community College
In partnership with the Leonard M. Goldstein High School for Sciences
MAC Playhouse, Marine Academic Center, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY

The videos are about the personal experiences of local veterans, particularly members of the World War II generation. The videos are produced by college and high school students – including CUNY students who are either back from overseas deployments or who are currently in the reserves. The event (all evenings) is open to the public.

Stories of Service is a program of the Digital Clubhouse Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers youth to use technology to promote service and build stronger communities. Since 1998, it has mobilized young people to produce Digital Stories, or short multimedia videos, about the experiences of the men and women who have served our nation. The program is currently rolling out a national initiative to capture the stories of World War II veterans, before they are lost forever. More information and a viewable library of videos is available online at: www.stories-of-service.org

To post a comment, please send to: sonja.gomez@mail.cuny.edu