With this digital story Emerald Smith reminds us to embrace who we are and to not listen to shallow comments on the way we look and act. She shares the secret of her strength and happiness: cherishing the people she loves!
A raw, honest film, My Brother was created by the filmmaker to honor her brother who lost his life to gang violence on her 13th birthday. She hopes her work will help people to connect with losing a loved one and perhaps inspire people to stop being violent.
"Forced to walk home from school, a child is deeply disheartened to find his drunken father passed out on the couch. Growing up, he reflects on his father’s destructive actions, which greatly influence his own. Eventually becoming a father himself, he is faced with a…
This project focuses on how education has become less of a priority. It is meant for mainly teenagers and young adults. It is a documentary that's message is to push towards success to give yourself a chance.
This story is a mixed media piece that presents the topic of youth profiling by police. It is meant for a teen to adult audience and the message it will focus on is that there is more to a person than the way they look.