Mos Chukma Institute
2015 Organizational Plan
THE FILM PROJECTS
FILM MAKING PROGRAM
The Mos Chukma Arts-As-Healing Institute is partnering with two New Orleans schools, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School for Science and Technology located in the Lower 9th Ward and the Joseph A. Craig Charter School in the historic Treme neighborhood, to implement filmmaking projects within our holistic framework of dialogue and artistic expression. In February 2015, we will present Hidden Colors, a critically-acclaimed black history film, with discussions facilitated by Gaynielle Neville. This important dialogue will set the context for the film-making projects. We will engage students in discussion and critical thinking about the film in relation to social issues our New Orleans community faces and will help them to create through film a healing expression from their unique perspective and voice. This precursor to our hands-on film program will be implemented in February.
Following the dialogue sessions, we will implement our filmmaking projects in our holistic community supported framework to give students a voice as well as an expression of healing from trauma they have witnessed as children of the most crime-ridden areas of our city. This skills-building program will assist students in developing tight and succinct messaging along with theater training, and historic and cultural teachings. Our filmmaking team includes Royce Osborne, Nicholas Busciglio, Amelie Prescott, Allen Youngblood Hart and Bobbie Cornish. While our cultural education team is made up of Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Grey Hawk Perkins, Mardi Gras Indian Chiefs and others.
Students will create short films that will be showcased in May 2015 at our art show commemorating the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This art show will be a retrospective of select students art since our opening September 2006 until now. The Friends of King Schools Mos Chukma Arts-As-Healing Program will be part of a larger art show in the African American Museum. Film stages will showcase the film projects throughout our display with filmmakers on hand to discuss their projects.