City of Promise-made movie to be screened during film festival

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two films created by a local cradle-to-career program of academic support are gaining national attention.

City of Promise says youth in the program worked in collaboration with Light House Studio to create the films, one of which will be featured during the upcoming Virginia Film Festival.

"Black Girlhood: Access and Assets" will be screened Friday at 6:30 p.m.

According to a release, this short film explores the themes of black girlhood in modern society.

A second film nominated as a finalist in the Philadelphia Youth Film Festival, called Growing a Healthy Community, which placed first in the 2017 My Hero International Film Festival in The Santa Monica. It's called "Growing a Healthy Community."

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