Reel Encounters and Passport 79 April 16, 2005
Benefit Screening of a documentary in progress and a 15 minute student film collaboration between Los Angeles and South Korean teens with intro of the director and student film makers:
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Performing Arts Center
California State University Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8393
Parking in CSUN Lot G-4- $4.00

Suggested Donation: $20.00
Special Student Price: $10:00
Contact, Evelyn Seubert
Mail checks to Cavalier Films
c/o Evelyn Seubert
Cleveland High School
8140 Vanalden Ave.
Reseda, CA 91335

T.I.M.E., The Teen International Media Exchange at Cleveland High School presents Reel Encounters a documentary work-in-progress directed by Pamela Cohen. Fifteen American and ten South Korean teens set out to make a movie together in Seoul. . . kim chi, hip hop, and the cultural divide. Also showing is the 15 minute short Passport 79 the result of that collaboration by the Cleveland High School/Kay Won School of the Arts Film Team. For all those who need a dose of hope in a world scared by war and turmoil, the story of teens from two nations coming together, solving problems, and making something happen with the guidance of dedicated educators and media mentors can start you thinking that global understanding might be possible if we start young enough and support it with enough generosity. No one said it would be easy to negotiate the differences involved in "translation" between one culture and another, even if you speak the language as several of the Korean American teens from the US school were able to do. The diversity of an urban US public school meets the serious work ethic of South Korean high school students who see their futures as world film directors. Meet the US kids who took a giant leap and the inspired educators who think this educational model might just add to the peace of today's world.

For further information about T.I.M.E. and Cleveland High School's Media Academy visit