MY HERO Newsletter - Summer 2019

We're grateful to all who have been sharing stories, art, songs and short films celebrating heroes around the world in our media arts library. We are now accepting entries for the 2019 MY HERO International Film Festival — please help spread the word.

Thanks for being a part of our global learning community!

The MY HERO team
For our Friends in LA this Week!
Join us for A Weekend of Heroes
World Oceans Day Film Screening
On Sunday June 9 , MY HERO will host a screening of short films about heroes working to protect the world's oceans. The films represent the finalists of  The Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award , which is presented each year at the MY HERO International Film Festival.

The Earle award, sponsored by  MacGillivray Freeman Films’ One World One Ocean  campaign, is named for world-renowned oceanographer and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle. The award honors filmmakers who shine a light on heroes working to protect the world’s oceans. 

Can't make it to the screening? Watch the films here .
June is Pride Month
June 5 - World Environment Day
June 8 - World Oceans Day
June 20 - World Refugee Day
June 23 - Public Service Day
Celebrate Heroes Every Day of the Year!
MY HERO Global Outreach
Marc Ostrich demonstrates camera technique
during a ChangeChitra production workshop.
MY HERO mentor Marc Ostrick returned to India, where he has been working with ChangeChitra, a yearlong program of documentary filmmaking for social activism.

Ostrick covered the filmmaking process — audio, lighting, camera movement and composition — as well as non-verbal storytelling to teach both the art and the craft of visual storytelling.    

“The ChangeChitra production workshops were an incredible experience,” he says.  “Being able to take the participants through a program design that was more like a boot camp allowed everyone to build upon the knowledge gained the previous day."

Ostrick hopes to return to India in mid-August to mentor students in post- production.
Filmmakers - Call for Entries
Filmmakers - Special Awards
MY HERO T-Shirt Prize
Del Norte High School in San Diego, California, has been working with MY HERO for years.

Be Part of our Global Celebration
This cloth mural was designed artist and peace activist Fauzia Minallah from Pakistan.

In the summer of 1995, MY HERO was launched online with the goal of sharing hero stories from around the world. For our 25th Anniversary, we are asking our community to share photos, films, stories and any other relevant information about MY HERO's impact in your community. Use this DROPBOX FOLDER to add your input. Thank you!
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