5 One-Minute Lessons in Youth Media

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Insights developed working with Sudden Flowers Productions, an accomplished youth film collective of AIDS orphans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • 5 One-Minute Lessons in Youth Media

    1. 1. 5 One-Minute Lessons on Youth Media Ida C. Benedetto Media Strategist @idaimages
    2. 2. Sudden Flowers Productions
    3. 3. 1. Friendship First
    4. 4. “If that friendship is not there, there’sno sense of support. The kids can getvulnerable after they’ve shared thetraumatic past.”Dhaniel - Film Maker, Teacher/ Manager of Sudden Flowers
    5. 5. 2. Mission Dictates Content
    6. 6. “The primary mission of SuddenFlowers is this: even if you are anorphan, you can live. You can becomesomeone. That is what we teach withour films.”Adane - Sudden Flowers Member
    7. 7. 3. Product Serves Process
    8. 8. “I was very emotional because wemade my film when I was very new toSudden Flowers. I had a very difficulttime. I was crying because the storywas inside. After I finished the project, Ihad a different perspective. ‘That’s me,that’s my story,’ I thought. I accepted it.”Meron - Sudden Flowers Member
    9. 9. 4. Collaboration Brings Catharsis
    10. 10. “If you work together, if youcollaborate, the results are good. Youcould do something nice. You could besomeone else tomorrow.”Konjit - Sudden Flowers Member
    11. 11. 5. Self-Esteem is Contagious
    12. 12. “You would not believe the impact thatthe Sudden Flowers kids have on all theother children. They have transformedand raise the whole community upwith their self-esteem.”Woinchet - Director of Hope For Children Orphanage
    13. 13. 1. Friendship First2. Mission Dictates Content3. Product Serves Process4. Collaboration Brings Catharsis5. Self-Esteem is Contagious
    14. 14. Thank you!@idaimages

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