CTVN youth make videos to combat violence

This summer, CTVN junior producers completed a series of videos for local non-profit clients, supported by Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities #safeandpeacefulchi. The project was part of a city-wide initiative by The Chicago Community Trust to combat summer spikes in violence in at-risk neighborhoods by enabling constructive, community-building Read more…

Stray Bullets

Stray Bullets is an original music video produced by CTVN After School Matters Apprentices. It portrays how stray bullets can take an innocent person’s life and the negative effect on the community after a life is taken. This video sheds some light on the effects of gun violence in Chicago Read more…

After the Bullet

After the Bullet, produced by Community TV Network and directed by youth filmmaker Brittany Douglas is one teen’s journey through grief and resilience as she tells the story of how losing her mother to gun violence has shaped her life for better or worse. After the Bullet is a tale Read more…

Bullet Trailer -Coming Fall 2012

The Bullet is a  short documentary film based on Brittany Douglas personal account of overcoming a culture of violence and loss through resilience, personal determination and storytelling as healing. Beyond simply telling stories, Bullet is an examination of the act of storytelling and art-making itself as a way of mediating Read more…

Bad Decision

Students drink at a party and then drive home drunk. The first time, they make it okay. The next time, not so much. Good introduction of what leads to drinking and driving and why it’s a bad idea.