'Shoot With a Camera' teaches a better way to aim and shoot [VIDEO]

Gun violence and the threat of it has adversely affected the mental well-being of countless youth in Greater Cincinnati, as many have experienced a loss of friends or family, or have been exposed to the steady stream of reports of gun violence here and elsewhere. The result can be fear, anxiety, and the loss of the stable feeling of support and connection with their communities. This is especially true in marginalized communities, particularly predominantly Black neighborhoods, where gun violence involving youth has risen in recent years.

Addressing this problem can seem overwhelming, but one Greater Cincinnati nonprofit organization, Cincinnati Black Theatre Company, is doing so on a community level. Its "Shoot With a Camera" project was conceived as a way for youth to express themselves in creative and productive ways, and to learn the fundamentals of video production at the same time. Soapbox Media visited the project recently as part of its Amplifying Youth Voices series. The video was produced by Fourthwall Youth Studios, Cincinnati.   

To read the latest in the Amplifying Youth Voices series, click here. The series is made possible with support from Interact for HealthTo learn more about Interact for Health's commitment to mental health and well-being, please visit here. 

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