30 Days, 30 Stories
30-Day Video Series on Latinx Youth in Washington, DC
DACA Recipients Featured
WASHINGTON, September 5, 2017--Brown University senior and Washington, DC filmmaker St. Clair Detrick-Jules will release her video series, “30 Days, 30 Stories,” in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Between September 15th and October 15th, one video in the series will be released daily; each video will be between 4-12 minutes and will capture a snapshot of the triumphs, fears, struggles, and dreams of young Latinx folks in Washington, DC. Each will center a different storyteller, and will include DACA recipients, undocumented Latinxs, Afro-Latinxs, queer Latinxs, and Latinx women.
This project is part of a longer documentary Detrick-Jules has been working on for two years. In that time, she has hit the streets of DC with her camera and microphone to hear Latinxs’ stories as first and second generation immigrants struggling to strike a balance between the world they--or their parents--left behind and the world they now inhabit, a balancing act which requires ever-increasing cultural and political dexterity, especially in light of Trump’s decision earlier today to rescind DACA. “I’ve always been interested in storytelling as a means of political activism,” notes Detrick-Jules, “and so it makes sense that I’m drawn to documentaries.”