2022 Breakout Topic Videos
Title of Film: Empowering Youth Voices
Filmmaker: Abby Evans
About the film: As part of the 2022 Hawaii Children and Youth Summit, Abby Evans, a high school senior in Hawaii, discusses the importance of youth participation in activism and the legislative process.
Title of Film: The Talk
About the film: Produced by the participants of the Young Women in Film Making camp; Harper finds her sex-ed class lacking and uninformative. When she and her friend hear about an inclusive sex-ed workshop, Harper learns about what makes a space safe for everybody.
2021 Breakout Topic Videos
Title of Film: Bottles for College
Filmmaker: Genshu Price
About the film: Bottles4College is an organization that recycles bottles and funds tuition for students to go to college.
2020 Breakout Topic Videos
Title of Film: Success & Growing Up in Hawai’i As Micronesian
Filmmaker: Regi Hetiback
About the film: Regi immigrated to Hawai’i from Micronesia in his early teenage years. He speaks about how his situation impacted his educational choices, and how prejudice towards him for his ethnicity also affected him.
Title: Ho’ohuli Uplifting Youth Voices
Filmmaker: The Ho’ohuli Collective
About Ho’ohuli: Our project is created by a collective centered on equity and social justice whose goal is to uplift the voices and concerns shared by youth throughout Oʻahu!
With COVID-19 changing the way we socialize with one another, education needs to reinvent itself. The way we used to go to in-person school doesn’t work in times of COVID-19, what can we learn from this new era of education, and how can we keep moving forward?
Some examples of topics that could fit under this theme are: having hybrid classes as a new normal, increased access to technology and internet for all kids, making sure you have access to high quality classes and learning opportunities, and increasing mental health support and resources in the school community.