Chinh Media Literacy Film Productions at Columbia University, New York
The most avid media makers today are not professionals but young people who are actively engaging with their worlds. The biggest manufacturer of cameras today is not Nikon or Canon but makers of cellphones. As members of the Informational Society the youth of the industrialized world are digital users, creators and consumers. In today’s world media offers an historical opportunity to generate and distribute information motivating young people and facilitating interaction. Knowledge is not anymore something that is kept and then transmitted to the students, but something that can be collectively created and shared.
Chinh Founders Meenakshi Vinay Rai presented their Media Literacy Work at Conversations Across Cultures: Youth Media Visions on 12th-13th April 2013 which highlights newly emerging cultures and explores the pedagogic potentialities of learning with and from media produced by young people. Jordi Torrent, Project Manager, UNAoC and Dr. Judith Burton, Professor of Art and Art Education, commented on CHINH’s Media Literacy project as “pathbreaking and futuristic media literacy project in school settings showing potential grounds for interdisciplinary approach using media helping educators and young students”.
If you are in New York, you can watch the films at
Teachers College, Columbia University ( 12th – 19th April 2013)
Macy Art Gallery
525 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027
Also the films are available on http://www.chinh.in [Chinh Early Education Web Channel]