"It was great to see the youth really experience the back scenes and all it takes to develop their own raw idea into a quality film"- Gena Barr, Health Educator, University of Miami.
"To tackle the problem of HIV/AIDS, we, as a community, have to start to have the conversation"- Senator Rene Garcia.
2 Similar Strangers
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TWO SIMILAR STRANGERS
2 Similar Strangers
Project Background - With Miami holding the unfortunate distinction of leading the nation in HIV infection rates, the Two Similar Strangers project was launched. Project Objectives - The project had two main goals: to bring together the arts and education in producing a quality film, and to use the expertise of executive producer David Frankel (famed Hollywood director) and On the Move Production's Alex Moreno to educate the film crew and peer leaders. People Involved- On the Move Productions teamed up with famed director David Frankel (as they did in 2002 for a project spearheaded by Scenarios USA) , Urgent Inc. and the University of Miami's Film School.
Keepin It Reel
"To talk to your own parents about sexuality issues is kind of awkward"- Samantha Berry- Peer Leader
"Other kids won't listen to elder people, but can easily relate to each other"
KEEPIN IT REEL DOCUMENTARY
Project Background - A behind the scenes project was developed to highlight the efforts of peer leaders to have their ideas produced into a film. Project Objectives - Provide On the Move Productions with a tangible tool to educate the community (and possible future funders-LOL) on these important projects.
People Involved- Youth leaders from Urgent Inc's Rites of Passage Program, the University of Miami P2P staff, Senator Rene Garcia, David Frankel and On the Move Productions.
The Gift Official Video
"The song speaks about all the love, the outrage and the compassion, when one is faced with something of this magnitude"- Diane Ward, songwriter- The Gift www.dianeward.com
"Kids today have no context to the disease of HIV, maybe an MTV-style video will attract them to be aware of what's going on"- Alex Moreno, Producer of The Gift music video.