Milwaukee-Strive Media Institute, 1818 N. Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee, will showcase a number of independent, non-fiction films through a collaboration with Listen Up and P.O.V. (PBS) There will be seven different independent films shown, one each Tuesday at noon, and viewers are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch for extra enjoyment of the passionate and powerful P.O.V. films: July 22-“90 Miles” July 29 -“Family Fundamentals” Aug 5-“Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam” Aug 12-“Lost boys of Sudan” Aug 19-“State of Denial” Aug 26-“What I want my words to do to you” ***************************** Sept 2-“Hair Daze” P.O.V. (a cinema term for “point of view”) is a “division of American Documentary, Inc. and a non-profit multi-media company exploring the potential of independent media in public life.” P.O.V. documentaries also are broadcast on PBS. Listen Up helps youth be heard in the mass media and contributes to a culture of free speech and social responsibility. Listen Up Web Producer, Collin Mutchler states, “Usually documentaries are shown in art theaters in New York; creating a partnership with P.O.V. allows more people to see the value in youth media by having organizations like Strive, who get the word out about the documentaries to the local community members.” “Having the film festival at Strive is great because it’s another outlet to promote diversity and to open young people’s minds,” said Vertna Bradley, Film and Video Production Supervisor at Strive Media Institute. Strive Media Institute’s mission is “Promoting Diversity through Mass Communication.” This come out of the need to reach today’s youth and help them to be their best in life through new opportunities, academics, and self-development. For more information about Strive Media Institute, please visit www.strivemedia.com.