Forbidden Lovers Meant To Be

Hecho en Filadelfia/Made in Philadelphia
International House
Saturday April 26 | 11 a.m.
Filmmakers present to introduce
and discuss their work
Screened with:
Tiré Die / Toss Me a Dime

Forbidden Lovers Meant To Be film philadelphia
Forbidden Lovers Meant To Be film philadelphia
USA/2013/5 minutes

Sponsored by Taller Puertorriqueño

About the Film

Working with talented high school students from North Philadelphia at Taller Puertorriqueño’s Youth Artist Program, filmmakers Joanna Siegel, Melissa Beatriz Skolnick, and Kate Zambon sought to capture the personal and artistic journeys of the youth through film. While facilitating collaborative film workshops with the students, themes of race/ethnicity, cultures, language, and identity emerged. Throughout this process of engaging in story development and visual representation, the students created a video of their own, while the filmmakers documented the process using metafilm techniques. The students' short film, Forbidden Lovers Meant to Be, highlights the talent and creativity of these youth. Forbidden Lovers Meant to Be was created by the spring 2012 Youth Artist Program participants: Amy Lee Flores, Ricardo Lopez, Michael Mendez, Zayris Rivera, Tashyra Suarez, Nestor Tamayo, Yoeni Torres, Karina Ureña Vargas, and Kara Williams. (Amy Lee Flores, Ricardo Lopez, Michael Mendez)