Ghetto Film School Exhibits Hispanic Heritage

(released 10/11/2023)

Disney partnered with Ghetto Film School to create short films in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 – October 15, the U.S. government celebrates the countless contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans, Latinos, Latinas, and Latinx-identifying people to our culture and society.

Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have consistently helped make American culture strong and prosperous.

Building on a multi-year collaboration between Disney and Ghetto Film School, the initiative connected young alumni filmmakers Alyse Arteaga, 21, Kian Cloma, 24, Alejandro Ayala, 22, and Tommy Espinal, 22, with a full service of production resources that included video equipment, graphic designers, and access to editing bays. To help them execute their cinematic visions, the filmmakers were also paired with mentors who specialize in their desired career tracks.

Titled Yo Recuerdo/I Remember, the project weaves together four personal vignettes into a premium short film that reimagines core memories and connects them to their heritage. Yo Recuerdo/ I Remember will begin streaming  and shared across  an extensive portfolio of digital platforms including ABC, ABC News, FX, Freeform, Hulu, National Geographic, Onyx Collective, and ABC Owned TV Stations between Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, October 15.

Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great storytellers. With locations in New York City, Los Angeles and London, GFS equips students for top universities and careers in the creative industries through two tracks: an introductory education program for high school students and early career support for alumni and young professionals. GFS annually serves over 8,000 individuals, 14-34 years of age.

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