"Face Your Freedoms"

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy’s annual Intergenerational Documentary Program, which launched in 2016, pairs high school interns from Studio in a School’s Bloomberg Arts & Culture Internship Program with a documentary filmmaker to capture and document stories from older New Yorkers who lived during the FDR era. Using an intergenerational approach that introduces young historians to FDR’s policies through interviews with the people directly affected by them, these stories will not only remind people of the tremendous impact Roosevelt had on this country, but connect a younger generation to a political legacy that continues to shape their lives today.

In July and August 2017, the Conservancy worked with three high school students -- Chelsea from Thomas A. Edison High School, and Emily and Kevin from Academy for Careers in Television & Film -- to create the following documentary short, "Face Your Freedoms," a film exploring the four freedoms through their eyes.