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A Super Smart Snail and Caterpillar School Us On Privilege

by Desiree Browne

I’ve long believed that cartoons and smart animation are serious business with plenty to teach us — and that’s what we get in “Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar” when animator Kat Blaque teamed up with YouTube vlogger Francesca Ramsey (Chescaleigh) to create a very insightful explanation of privilege. A Snail and a Caterpillar are best friends and value each … Read More »

Ryan Rex

Family of Scenarios Film Actor Presents Inaugural “Ryan Rex Award” at CIFF

by Scenarios USA

On Tuesday evening, March 24th, a packed audience watched the Scenarios film “House Not Home” at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The crowd cheered before the film was even over. Among those who came out to see the film was the family of Ryan Rex, who gathered in front of the theater following the screening. It is … Read More »

Film News

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Review: Diary of a Teenage Girl

by Rana A. Emerson

Marielle Heller’s debut film “Diary of a Teenage Girl” opened the New Directors/New Films Festival in New York City this month following an enthusiastic reception at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The positive response stands to reason, as “Diary” fills a unique and crucial space in film by telling the story of a teen girl’s journey … Read More »

Education Now


Anpo Wicahpi: The Pine Ridge Girls’ School

by Caitlin J. Dempsey

Our Lakota name, Anpo Wicahpi, was chosen because translated it means “Morning Star” – which signifies new beginnings. It is said to represent the light of knowledge as counter to the darkness of ignorance…and above all, it is believed to be a guiding source of strength for young females. Our goal is for the Pine … Read More »

YouTube Video Feature of the Week

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re saluting our female directors. This week, we’re spotlighting “Reflections“, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood .

Keyana Ray’s story was selected as part of a special national contest that Scenarios launched in 2006 with the RAP IT UP campaign – a partnership of BET and the Kaiser Family Foundation. When the question “What’s the REAL DEAL on Growing Up in the Age of HIV/AIDS?” was posed, Keyana knew she had plenty to say on the subject