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Oct 24, 2013

TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives, a documentary film which follows the teenage actors of Chicago's Albany Park Theater Project (APTP) and brings to light the incredible transformative capacity of the arts and arts education, will air on America Reframed on public television's World Channel. The film will air Tuesday, October 29.
TRUST is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of an 18-year-old Hondureña who, with the help of a troupe of immigrant teenage actors, courageously leaves behind the sexual and cultural violence of her past, and creates a bright future for herself. Amazing things unfold as the young actors of APTP transform the story into a daring, original play. TRUST is about creativity and the unexpected resources inside people who are often discounted because they are poor, young, or of colorIt is a story of resilience, a hopeful film about the intersection of community, storytelling and courage.
Together with the companion Teaching Guide & Community Screening Kit, which includes discussion questions and seven arts- and Common Core Standards-based activities, TRUST is a resource for education around youth leadership, psychology, sexual violence, immigration and the transformative power of art. 
America ReFramed brings nonfiction indie films to the air, in this case with a focus on relevant domestic topics (healthcare, immigration, the workplace, and politics) with personal storytelling tied to programming social themes.
Delegates at the Guild's 76th annual Conference for Community Arts Education (Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, Chicago, IL) will have a chance to view excerpts from the documentary and discuss some of the important issues it raises about creating safe spaces for arts learning duirng the session, TRUST: Creating Safe Spaces for Arts Learning (November 1, 12:15pm - 1:30pm). Using the film as a jumping off point, we’ll discuss effective practices for honing your organization’s prevention and response policies and creating a safe environment for disclosure.

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