In February, half of We Are the Youth (Laurel) had the pleasure of attending the Jacob Burns Film Center screening of In Waiting, a short film created by students in the SWBOCES Incarcerated Youth Program at the Westchester County Jail.
The Jacob Burns Film Center spent six months teaching six inmates how to film and edit digital video and then helped them to produce a narrative film, an adaptation of Israel Horovitz’s play, The Indian Wants The Bronx. The result is compelling and truly inspired. The students maturity in handling issues of masculinity and sexuality and their willingness to explore these issues should be celebrated as well as commended.
Check out In Waiting, above, and let us know what you think.
The project was made possible with support from Westchester County Department of Corrections.