“Mi Voz: One Community, Many Voices”, is a YDI after-school program that involves 13-18 year old youth in all aspects of documentary filmmaking.
Subjects include: directing, scripting, acting and operating sound and video equipment. Through a series of lectures and hands on trainings, youth gain important developmental skills in problem solving, critical thinking and work ethic. Other benefits include: improving self-confidence, fostering creativity and teaching a means of expression.
Mi Voz is a YDI program that was established in 2006 by program Manager Marcos Baca and Media Specialist Brian Beeler. Both graduated from UNM with degrees in the arts field. In the last 8 years, over 100 students have made over 60 films with the YDI Mi Voz program.