Five City Schools Win Grants in ‘Build a Better School’

The School by the Sea took home the biggest prize — a $10,000 check from the Municipal Credit Union. The city teachers union will match the award, which will help fix classrooms damaged by Superstorm Sandy.(DAVID HANDSCHUH/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Student movie ‘Her, Dreamer’ tackles fears of young immigrants

Students at a Brownsville high school are adding their voices to the national immigration debate through creative film projects influenced by real life fears and anxieties.

“I have a family member that might go through it,” Ahmed says. “It just really hurts.”

Ahmed and her classmates produced the film over four months as part of the Vivid Imagination Program, which helps students learn about movie production and address current events.

Go HERE for extended interviews on the Vivid Imagination Program.

East New York students say ‘#Enough’ with school shootings in short film

EAST NEW YORK – Students from the Performing Arts and Technology High School in East New York created a short film that reenacts the events of a school. Representatives told News 12 that the trauma and fear are explored in the film called “#Enough.”

The students mainly used cell phones to film and were directed by Vivid Imagination.