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Justice Cinema

Justice Cinema: Exploring Social Justice Storytelling Through TV and Film Summer 2018 Youth Program

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership – Kalamazoo College




The purpose of this class is to use TV and film to educate youth about social justice issues and how to use their voices to make an impact. 15-20 students will be selected for this class where they will have the opportunity to explore social justice issues and how they are portrayed in TV and film. Then, they will learn how to write scripts, learn the basics of film production, and share their creative perspective and advocate for change through their own film or TV show that they will produce.



  1. Must have graduated 8th grade
  2. Must be ages 13-18
  3. Personal statement;  can be video, audio or written.
  4. Name and contact information for one reference.


DEADLINE: Friday, June 15, 2018

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the application deadline. You will be notified on your admission decision via email by the end of June.



  • Justice Cinema will take place Monday through Thursday from 9AM - 4PM, July 16, 2018 - August 2, 2018.
  • Attendance is mandatory each week unless exceptions are communicated with instructors.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Students must participate in all planned activities.
  • Students must present a final project at the Film Showcase on August 2, 2018.



Applications may be dropped off at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College or emailed to the Center at by 5PM on Friday, June 15, 2018.


Mailing Address:

Justice Cinema

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Kalamazoo College

205 Monroe Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49006


Questions? Email