CBC's Red Button: Homeless Youth
This storytelling project was produced by CBC's Short Docs.
HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT:
RED BUTTON is an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers.
In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and offered a workshop to learn the basics of filmmaking. The homeless youth featured also received one-on-one guidance from professional filmmakers.
Then they captured their world from the inside and their footage was cut into short films that offer intimate perspectives on homelessness.
The young people who participated in the project wanted to share their experiences and have their voices heard in the hopes of breaking through misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding homeless youth.
Learn more and watch additional videos on the CBC's RED BUTTON website.