CONNECTED 


BESE Documentary Series in Partnership with Verizon Innovative Learning
Directed by LINA PLIOPLYTE; Produced by JESSICA TOSCANO; Cinematography by JUDY PHU



EP1: YERENIA BARAJAS ︎ WATCH EPISODE on BESE ︎

Compton is often associated with guns, violence and gangs, but 15-year-old Yerenia Barajas is passionate about changing the perception of her community. From coding to creating videos about climate change and gun violence, Barajas is using the skills she’s learned through the Verizon Innovative Learning program to create change through technology. | Credits: Directed by LINA PLIOPLYTE, Produced by JESSICA TOSCANO, Cinematography by JUDY PH, 1st AC/Gaffer STEPHANIE SAATHOFF, 2nd AC/DIT MORGAN SANKE, Sound Mixer CINDY TAKEHARA, Production Assistant MARI SAKER, Production Assistant STEPHAN ACHESON. Filmed in COMPTON, CA. Editor CAMI STARKMAN, Color JEREMY IAN THOMA, Post Producer KORTNEY RUBOTTOM, Post SUNSET EDI, Executive Producer DANIEL BATISTA, Executive Creative Director, KELLY FULLE, Production Supervisor FLAVIA CASAS, Publishing Coord MALON MURPHY



EP2. GLENN CANTAVE ︎ WATCH EPISODE on BESE ︎

This New York City activist is using augmented reality to erect monuments of notable people of color. Glenn Cantave created Movers and Shakers, an organization that uses tech for change. He uses skills he learned from the Verizon Innovative Learning Program to further his cause and now his programs will be in Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country. | Credits: Directed by LINA PLIOPLYTE, Produced by JESSICA TOSCANO, Cinematography by JUDY PHU, 1st AC MARINA KING, 2nd AC/DIT MARYANNE MAXWEL, Sound Mixer MORGAN JONES, Camera Assistant CHRISTIAN DEL RIO, Production Assistant CHINEME ANIAGBA, Filmed in BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. Editor CAMI STARKMAN, Color JEREMY IAN THOMA, Post Producer KORTNEY RUBOTTOM, Post SUNSET EDI, Executive Producer DANIEL BATISTA, Executive Creative Director, KELLY FULLE, Production Supervisor FLAVIA CASAS, Publishing Coord MALON MURPHY


EP3. FDR MIDDLE SCHOOL ︎ WATCH EPISODE on BESE ︎


This Middle School is disrupting education by bringing technology into the classroom. By experimenting with everything from VR to 3D printing in their Verizon Innovative Learning Lab, students at Franklin D. Roosevelt are receiving the innovative game-changing tools they need for the future. | Credits: Directed by LINA PLIOPLYTE, Produced by JESSICA TOSCANO, Cinematography by JUDY PH, 1st AC MARINA KIN, 2nd AC/DIT MARYANNE MAXWEL, Sound Mixer ALEX YAKER, Camera Assistant CHRISTIAN DEL RIO, Production Assistant KAITLYN STEIN, Filmed in BRISTON, PENSYLVANNIA. Editor CAMI STARKMAN, Color JEREMY IAN THOMA, Post Producer KORTNEY RUBOTTOM, Post SUNSET EDI, Executive Producer DANIEL BATISTA, Executive Creative Director, KELLY FULLE, Production Supervisor FLAVIA CASAS, Publishing Coord MALON MURPHY.


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