Watch the documentary My Neighborhood: Pilsen, explore digital shorts, and watch videos created by Chicago high school students.
A selection of digital shorts produced for the My Neighborhood: Pilsen initiative.
As part of the My Neighborhood: Pilsen initiative and in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, WTTW created a neighborhood-focused video production workshop for high school students. The curriculum was developed in collaboration with educators in Pilsen, Little Village, Englewood, Humboldt Park, and Edgewater and with buildOn, a service-learning organization that works with Chicago youth. The students are working in small groups to produce short documentaries on a person, place, or thing that represents a positive presence or movement in their neighborhood. This project will culminate in a youth film festival in May 2017, where winners will be awarded college scholarship prizes, and winning short film selections will be featured here on wttw.com/myneighborhood.