Queens Students Headline Historical Film

21 Jun

Youth dancers at the Edge School of the Arts in Laurelton, along with students from PS 40, IS 59 and MS 365, wrapped up filming a short movie entitled “Four Little Girls” about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala..

The founder and director of the dance school, Kerri Edge, directed the film, which was completed May 25 at Rufus Park in Jamaica. Edge created the project as part of the ESOTA educational programs with help from Greg Mays, founder of the cultural center A Better Jamaica, three years ago.

“The program is teaching African-American history, specifically the civil rights movement, through the arts,” Edge said. “There is a poetry component conducted by the African Poetry Theatre, a film component that is conducted by a A Better Jamaica, and the dance component is conducted by ESOTA.”

via TimesLedger


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