This visual essay focuses on the ways in which a 17-year-old First Nations filmmaker engages with complex issues of identity and belonging through his short film. Through a narrative analysis of the film along with the participant’s reflection, we highlight some of the complexities of youth-made media as well as how digital-mediated arts practices can carve out space for youth who feel marginalized in traditional institutional contexts. The educational value of film, as a form of digital media, allows both producers and viewers to engage in dialogue with the perspectives of people from different cultures and social classes.
Keywords: Digital media, film, marginalized youth, identity and belonging
How to Cite:
Ryoo, A. & Lin, C. & Grauer, K., (2014) ““Don’t Judge me. What would you do?” Dialogue through a youth-made film”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 31(1), 128-134. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.4922