Fourteen teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of D.C. for the first time to participate in an ambitious peace and conflict resolution program. In a foreign environment, full of bugs, snakes, and caring adults, the teens confront haunting demons from their past.
The MLK Streets Project is the second film produced by the A Nu View Youth Film Project. This second film reflects on the 40th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination by taking talented District of Columbia high school students on an unforgettable tour of MLK boulevards across America. The youth examine the progress of Dr. King’s dream in a hip-hop generation, by exploring the streets that carry his name. The film documents the conditions, activities, and residents of these boulevards, and relate them to the context of MLK’s dream; all while learning the fundamentals of film-making and non-violence.
One Common Unity and Straight, No Chaser Productions created A NU View originally as an essay contest in which 10 youth winners were selected to create the documentary film A Weigh with Words in order to give young people living in the inner-city an experience of civic engagement through omni-media and innovative peace education. Once created the film was entered into film festivals, screened in public schools, debuted at Regal Cinemas in Washington, DC, and in select cities throughout the nation on public access television stations. The Gandhi Institute of Non-Violence, in 2007, through financially sponsoring this dynamic new initiative assisted us in giving youth a platform to voice their concern and solutions for societal problems.