Colorado filmmaker Alan Domínguez created his Document Ed. film project with a two-fold vision — to highlight the stories of immigrants living in sanctuary in Colorado, in their own words, while also partnering with young people interested in learning documentary filmmaking skills. The project is a testimony to the courage and tenacity of immigration and human rights activists in Colorado, illuminating the challenges, and unwavering dedication to fighting for the right to stay in the place they call home.
The Arts Street@Youth Employment Academy (YEA) Journey to Unity project was selected for an Arts in Society grant in 2017 and the collaborative endeavor that emerged was created by Denver area high school-aged youth in the summer of 2018. By learning new skills, building on intrinsic strengths and working with local mentors and community groups, the Arts Street@YEA Summer Interns worked together, exploring the potential to change negative opinions and strengthen positive perceptions about immigration in our shared communities through the medium of a new podcast, which can be accessed on their new website which showcases stories from local residents about their personal experiences of immigration, finding home and creating community.