BYkids, whose tagline is “their world, their films,” gives young people the means to tell their own important stories, with support from established filmmakers.
This season includes films made by young people who have been incarcerated on Rikers Island, are seeing the effects of climate change on their family livelihood, have moved with their family from Aleppo to Berlin to begin a new life, and are seeing the effects of a cultural shift in Senegal that portends a new future for women.
BYkids believes that the fresh perspectives these filmmakers offer can help inspire action on issues of global inequality and injustice. They report that though their outreach efforts and public broadcast, the films reach an audience of 248 million educators, students, and others.
Season two of Films BYkids, which will air beginning on March 3rd, was produced with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Check your local PBS station listings for a broadcast schedule.