“The joy, the energy, the creativity that filled every session were testament to how powerful and fun learning can be when we come together,” says WeXL founder Arabella DeLucco.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB)
May 25, 2023
Nonprofit WeXL.org has marked the completion of its inaugural Boundless Self-discovery Filmmaking program by creating a dynamic, fun, and engaging environment that allows children to explore their passions while making movies. Thanks to thisspace, a startup connecting communities, WeXL partnered with The Village Project SF at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in the Western Addition to initiate an energetic, symbiotic relationship between mentors and students. The five-week program was full of laughter, camaraderie, and an atmosphere of shared creativity.
In line with WeXL’s vision, “Together We eXceL as Creators for an Equitable World,” the program benefited from the wealth of experience of seasoned professionals, and it encouraged mentorship relationships. Industry professionals such as Khepera Batties, Keika Lee and EunBi Chang, Marissa Smit, and Antonio Garro taught documentary filmmaking, animation, acting, green screen, and editing.
The core objective of the Boundless Self-discovery Filmmaking program was to dissolve barriers, cultivate mutual respect, and ignite a shared passion for storytelling that transcends individual identities. And “this program was not only about imparting filmmaking skills,” says WeXL founder Arabella DeLucco.
The program’s culmination was an exclusive screening of the films made by young creators at The Little Roxie Theater. The joyous event symbolizes the collective creativity sparked when children and mentors unite in the spirit of shared learning and fun.
WeXL’s celebration continued with a panel talk on “The Future of Film & Media” in partnership with the Bay Area Film Mixer (BAFM) at 518 Valencia. Everyone was invited to join the celebration and witness the creative brilliance nurtured through collaboration, fun, and shared respect.
WeXL.org is a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to empower through the creative process. To learn more, support the programs or to become involved, visit http://www.WeXL.org.
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