KIM A. SNYDER | USA | 2020 | 95 MIN | ENGLISH
The screening will have an introduction beforehand by filmmaker Kim A Snyder, MFOL-associated youth leaders, Alex King and Bria Smith, social activist Khaliah Ali Wertheimer and HeadCount PA leader Kelly Chambers.
From Kim A. Snyder, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Newtown, comes an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of a generation of youth leaders determined to take the reigns and fight for justice at a most critical time in our nation’s history. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, US KIDS chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the course of several years, following Emma Gonzalez, its co-founders, survivors and a group of teenage activists as they pull off the largest youth protest in American history and set out across the country and globally to build an inclusive and unprecedented youth movement that addresses racial justice, a growing public health crisis and shocking a political system into change.
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Kim A. Snyder (Director and Producer, Us Kids)
Kim A Snyder’s most recent feature documentary, Us Kids premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance competition. Prior, she directed the Peabody award-winning documentary Newtown, which premiered in the U.S. Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Newtown screened at premiere festivals worldwide and was theatrically released followed by a national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens and Netflix. Her most recent short, Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane, premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded Best Documentary Short followed by the DocDispatch Award at the 2018 Sheffield DocFest and a Grierson Award nomination. Lessons… is a Netflix Original and is streaming in 196 countries. Snyder’s prior works include the feature documentary, Welcome to Shelbyville, nationally broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in 2011, and over a dozen short documentaries. Kim’s award-winning directorial debut feature documentary, I Remember Me was theatrically distributed by Zeitgeist Films. In 1994, she associate-produced the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor. Kim graduated with a Masters in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and resides in New York City.
Bria Smith is an 19 year-old youth activist from Milwaukee, WI. She is a current Emerson College sophomore, she has organized and mobilized young people of color to voice their concerns when it comes to inner city gun violence as a Board Member of March For Our Lives. Smith has crafted a website called honeyforyourtea.com to give young girls of color the platform to speak of their experiences with discrimination and oppression through writing. Bria’s future career goal is to continue her work through film and journalism.
Alex King is a Youth Leader and co-founded Peace Warrior in Chicago. He is a graduate of North Lawndale College Prep where, as a Peace Warrior, interrupted nonsense, interjected love, kindness and is an ambassador of peace.
Khaliah Ali Wertheimer is a Social activist and Philadelphia resident. She is also the Daughter of the late professional boxer, human rights and social activist, and philanthropist Muhammad Ali.
Kelly Chambers (HeadCount)
Kelly has been volunteering with HeadCount since 2016. She was born and raised in central New Jersey, which she believes does exist, and now lives in Philadelphia. Kelly graduated from Rutgers in 2019 with her M.S.W. degree and has seven years of experience in the non-profit sector. Prior to HeadCount, Kelly helped create an independent living program for young adults with disabilities and empowered her clients to be engaged members of their community. Kelly believes social change is most powerful when many voices are heard and loves helping voters feel truly empowered to create change in their communities. As a social worker, Kelly believes in meeting people where they are and loves that HeadCount strives to connect with voters at entertainment events and in the community. In her spare time, Kelly loves traveling and listening to live music. Her next destination is Peru and her music tastes range from Beyoncé to the Grateful Dead, to the Punch Brothers.