THE WORLD HAS CHANGED. WHAT IS MVFF GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

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During the election we heard over and over about how divided we are. It was coastal elites vs. the Midwest, rural vs. urban, white vs. black, and men vs. women. Maybe we are that divided. Or maybe we have more in common than the media, pollsters, and politicians think.

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival is embarking on a project to find out.

I am setting up cultural exchanges with places in rural Kentucky and West Virginia, an industrial town in Pennsylvania, and in the heart of the Bronx. I will bring a group of young filmmaking students with me on a journey to engage with these communities. We will bring cameras along and allow kids to talk to other kids. They will explore their stories, their dreams, and their hopes for the future of our country.

Plans are still evolving, but what is set in stone is that our free afterschool filmmaking classes start November 30 at the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, and on December 30 at the West Tisbury Elementary School. For more information, please click here.

Our filmmaking classes are free of charge and only possible with your support. Please make a tax-deductible gift today.

Please contact Brian Ditchfield with questions or for more information.