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Latino Arts MESS 2013: Latino Flash Film Festival Shorts at the Nickelodeon!

This Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:30pm, The Nickelodeon will be featuring "Voices from the Margin" the shorts videos produced by South Carolina Latino Youth during the LATINO VIDEO 48 HOURS FLASH FESTIVAL. The festival was designed as a workshop where producer/editor mentors guided young individuals in the process of producing a video. The chosen theme was “Immigration” and it was an opportunity for Latino youth to learn the basics of video filming and editing, as well as shot composition, filming, audio recording and pre & post video production. The participants had 48 hours to complete the filming and editing of their video production. The goal of the workshop was to empower participants with the needed tools to be able to create a mass media video that represents their viewpoint and considerations regarding the Immigration issue in the USA. The 48 Flash Festival was presented by the National Black Programming Consortium, South Carolina ETV, Palmetto Luna Arts, Appleseed Justice Center and The Nickelodeon Theater.

This Saturday, the community at large will have the opportunity to experience the short films that were produced by SC Latino Youth. "The idea, process and results of this festival were amazing" Said Wendy Schneider, Member of the Board of Directors of Palmetto Luna Arts. "It was really interesting to witness how Latino youth has experienced the immigration issue and have them produce a video that relates their very own personal experiences regarding this important topic. The results are videos that are very powerful, meaningful and a window to what's at the heart of this issue: the individuals affected by immigration"

"Voices from the Margin" will be shown this Saturday at 12:30 PM at The Nickelodeon, located on 1607 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Immediately following the show, there will be a talk-back panel where youth and mentors will talk about their experience producing the short videos. Entrance is free. "This is an excellent opportunity for people interested in the immigration issue in South Carolina" Said Wendy. "It will provide you with the opportunity to see how Latino youth are feeling and approaching this issue. And also give you a chance to talk to some of the people involved in this remarkable project"

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