Mar 18, 2016


8th Grade Students Submit Film Featuring Their "Truth on Equality Booth"

This year 8th grade students submitted an entry to the Bridge Film Festival, which is sponsored by Brooklyn Friends School. The documentary is called "The Truth on Equality Booth." It features many voices of GSFS community members (including students, faculty, parents, guardians, and alumni) sharing their individual truths about equality today. These spontaneous, candid thoughts were collected on film by the 8th grade at their "Truth on Equality Booth" at Greene Street Friends School's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in January. The idea was inspired by a traveling installation project called The Truth Booth by Cause Collective artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, and Hank Willis Thomas. 

Students Grace, Ryley, and True skillfully shaped the footage into a documentary that speaks powerfully about equality. Unfortunately, the length limit for documentaries was 10 minutes, so not all voices from the 8th grade's Truth on Equality Booth could be included in this version, though we may create other versions to share. Our film clocks in at 9:59, so our student editors made the most of the time allowed! The Bridge Film Festival culminates in a live Judges' Choice Award Ceremony at Friends Council on Education on April 28 at 2:00 pm. 

Check out this exciting and powerful window into GSFS community members' truths on equality. We hope this film is also a reminder to keep our important conversations about race, identity, inclusion and equality going strong.