It's a project within a project – and it's all designed to help at-risk teens.
"The Native Americans in this area of
He pointed out that, regardless of culture or ethnicity, people in rural areas tend to have higher incidences of drug abuse, alcoholism and negative behaviors.
"This documentary film will help to explain the challenges that these teens face, challenges of geography, being a Native American and issues of racism," explained Proulx. "We hope to foster a lifelong interest in filmmaking, allowing them to realize their own creativity and uniqueness."
Thus the students are not only learning about filmmaking but are participating in a documentary will be used as a teaching device.
"It's a win-win situation," Proulx said. "We'll be able to show others in rural areas how to reach out to kids."
In addition to holding the workshop and producing the documentary, Proulx plans to donate camcorders and sound equipment to a local school.
This all costs money and the final budget is estimated to be
Donations of any amount are welcome. For a
"The main focus of this project is to leave these kids with the knowledge and tools that they need to succeed," said Proulx. "By supporting this project, we may be the first link in a chain of good deeds that will stretch throughout their lifetime. We're giving these kids self empowerment, an opportunity to have their voices heard."
For additional information, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-kids-of-indian-township-and-pleasant-point or http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/720312980/the-kids-of-indian-township-and-pleasant-point. Proulx can be reached directly at chrispru20(at)gmail.com.
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Filmmakingworkshop/NativeAmericanteens/prweb11962357.htm
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