During one our final meetings with the students from the Los Angeles Leadership Academy, we decided to create a makeshift video confessional so the kids could speak speak freely about the project and the river. What did they learn? What does the Los Angeles River mean to them now, after this multimedia adventure?
Here's what Yesenia had to say:
Next up, John Eod:
These young media-makers were an amazing inspiration. They taught me an incredible amount about how engaged community members can document the spaces around them using audio, video and photography. If I had a confessional I'd say: Abrazos! We couldn't have done it without you!
I have a few more follow-up posts about Departures: Los Angeles River, but we're already thinking about the next installment of the series. I won't share where we're going next, but here's a hint.