Skateboarders and Stereotypes: The Video

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May 15, 2008. Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

Gabby’s Reflection

About Skateboarding: When I think of skateboarding I think of the guys that like rock and wear tight sport clothes.
About Stereotypes: I think stereotype is skateboarding is true – “skateboarders are always boys”. I am not saying that girls cannot skate, but every time I see a skateboarder it’s always a boy.
About Filmmaking: I think filmmaking can put a voice on those things that can’t be heard.

May 14, 2008. Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

Welcome

Welcome to the first Heritage High School Video Blog. We are exploring personal topics through new media production, while we express our opinion about the self, family, community, nation or globe. Please view and share your thoughts with us by commenting on the Vlog.
Thank you!
Heritage High School Students – East Harlem, New York City.
Lead by Debaki and Pazit (Zankel Fellows at Teachers College, Columbia University)

January 7, 2008. Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

Sham’s Reflection

The reason I chose this is to find how how people portray skateboarders in society.

May 5, 2007. Tags: , , , , , , . Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

Osha’s Reflection

Osha is a skateboarder. She is interviewed in the film. Film will soon be posted.

Check it out!

May 5, 2007. Tags: , , . Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

Steven’s Reflection



About Skateboarding:
I always thought that skateboarding was a cool sport. I would consider anyone that skates to be an exciting person willing to risk their safety for the entertainment of others or themself.

About Stereotypes: Stereotypes are like putting people into categories, sort of a way of judging.

About Filmmaking: I know and think that filmmaking is interesting, is fun to do and it is entertaining. It can be a hobby for people that like skateboarding or another activity and in time, help one to learn from other people’s personal experiences.

May 5, 2007. Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

Ryan’s Reflection


About Skateboarding: Skateboarding to me is a sport where you use your lower body strength a lot and have fun doing tricks with the board.

About Stereotypes: Stereotypes are like paradoxies because in one way it’s true but another way it isn’t. For example, boys like power rangers and girls like barbie dolls… but then again girld could like Power Rangers too.

About Filmmaking: I enjoy making films because they’re fun – you can edit them, put special effects, and re-watch it again.

May 5, 2007. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

Welcome to the first Heritage student blog


This semester Maria and Pazit are instructing a Filmmaking class, which relates to the Hip Hop cinematic theme, discussing issues of gender, race and community. We are having such good time experiencing the enthusiasm and curiosity the students display. The students are teaming up to videotape interviews about the stereotypes of Skateboarders in their East Harlem community, which ties in with our discussions this semester.

April 15, 2007. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

About Archived High School Blog

As part of my Zankel Fellowship I taught Heritage High School students at East Harlem how to produce their own video blog. Having been asked to choose a topic related to gender, race and community the group selected to produce a blog about Skateboarding and Stereotypes. The process of collaborating, planning and producing the video was not easy, but enjoyable, educational and empowering both to the students and to me.

April 10, 2007. Archived High School Blog. Leave a comment.

Ronnie’s Interview

This project is important to me because it took a lot of work and my time to make my first movie happen. While I was making my movie I knew it was going to be worth all the work I put into my project. I hope you enjoy my interview. Make sure to leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

January 8, 2007. Fall 2007. Leave a comment.