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Movie Trailers That Spark Activism from ‘Iolani School’s 7th Graders

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Movie Trailers That Spark Activism from ‘Iolani School’s 7th Graders

Posted by Enough Team on October 20, 2014

Movie Trailers That Spark Activism from ‘Iolani School’s 7th Graders

Editor's note: This guest post originally appeared on the Stop Genocide Now blog and was written by Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, i-ACT Director of Operations and Community Involvement.

A BIG mahalo to 'Iolani School world geography teacher Mr. Epstein and his talented 7th graders. After Gabriel, KTJ, and Sara-Christine of Team i-ACT brought Camp Darfur to the 'Iolani campus, Mr. Epstein and students went the extra mile to spark social awareness by using tools – like iMovie – to create short trailers to get the message across that WE (you and I) are the ones who can bring about change and hope for the defenseless victims of genocide. Please take the time to view and experience all 7 short trailers below. Each are different. Some use the same music and photos, some have original content captured via smartphones, but each trailer has astonishing facts that will take your breath away. WARNING: Some of the images may be inappropriate for children due to the disturbing historical events captured on film, but each piece was created by 'Iolani students with the intention of bringing the dark side of genocide to the attention of their peers, in order for them to understand that genocide and mass atrocities are STILL occurring and should never have to be experienced by anyone.

What do you think? Which video resonates with you the most? Do you have a favorite video that compels you to act to end genocide? Is there a particular video that made you realize how cruel and disgusting humans can be to other humans? Vote below – the students of 'Iolani School and Team i-ACT would love to hear what is effective. And the 7th grade production team with the most votes by October 31st will receive the infamous "Humanity Before Politics" t-shirts. Mahalo!

1. Never Again

2. Cambodian Genocide

3. Stop Genocide

4. The Comeback of Hope

5. End It Now

6. The Struggle

7. Camp Darfur


Photo Credit: i-ACT