"Life's a Fight" documents the issue of teenage bullying, and explores how the landscape has evolved to include not only the schoolyard, but the internet as well. In this film we hear stories from teachers, parents, and victims, and learn from a group of local teens who saw an opportunity to take a stand.
Nkengafac Lekealem, known as Beck, is currently a student at the University of Pikeville studying Communications and Journalism. Beck was an intern at Appalachian Media Institute during the summer of 2012, where we made a short documentary about bullying, "Life's a Fight." He enjoys writing, reading, playing soccer, and learning new ways to use media to make an impact.
Brian Dunn currently studies Film and Media Arts at the University of Pikeville. During the summer of 2012, he was an Intern at the Appalachian Media Institute, where he helped produce, shoot and edit the documentary "Life's a Fight." Brian enjoys making short movies, writing stories, and designing props and costumes.
Kennedi Caldwell is a recent high school graduate and was an intern with the Appalachian Media Institute in 2012, where she helped produce the film "Life's a Fight." She hopes to use her media production skills to raise awareness of issues affecting teenagers in eastern Kentucky.
Christian Chadwell is a 15 year old high school sophomore and is also currently enrolled in the local community college. Christian was an intern at the Appalachian Media Institute in 2012, where he helped produce the film "Life's a Fight." Christian enjoys working with digital media, and is involved with his school's Student Technology Leadership Program, where he helped develop an iBook for parents and students to assist in the transition from middle to high school.