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Monday, 14 January 2013 01:19

Prologue Early College Students Win National Film Competition

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Congratulations to Ingrid Angulo and Rondell Freeman, as well as the students and staff of Prologue Early College High School, for winning the national video challenge presented by the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation (FDFF) with their film “What is Freedom.”

The celebration was held January 11-13, 2013 in Washington, DC. Ms. Angulo and Mr. Freeman were accompanied by Prologue faculty members Summer Alexander and Walter Perkins. The group visited various sites in DC including the Renaissance Arlington Capitol View, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Frederick Douglass National Historical Site.  

Students also attended an event honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which they presented a petition to the US Department of Education to end modern-day slavery/human trafficking. Presenting at the anniversary event were direct descendants of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and John Brown. At the end of the program, members from the audience came up to sign the New Proclamation of Freedom, which will go on tour with the FDFF during 2013.

Since 2007, Alternative Schools Network has made it a priority to fund the Chicago Youth Community Film Program (Film Program) for its value in a well-rounded education. More often than not, students enrolled in ASN schools are under-represented or misrepresented by the media and popular culture. The Film Program’s goal is to empower students to tell their stories through film.
Now in its sixth year, The Film Program has consistently gained recognition for its youth productions. Youth films have won awards in national and international festivals including The Chicago International Film Festival, The San Francisco International Film Festival, the Screen Test Youth Film Festival (Schaumburg, IL), the Do It Your Damn Self (DIYDS) Video Festival in Boston, and the Reel Teens Film Festival in Woodstock, NY. To see Ingrid Angulo and Rondell Freeman’s award winning film, please visit: http://youtu.be/TOh8YOwjtlw

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