Short Synopsis

Youth Painting, Jackson County Youth CenterWith unprecedented access to youth serving their sentences in the Juvenile Justice System, DETERMINED 2 MAKE IT features African American, Latino and White teens engaging in innovative art projects in which they express themselves and reflect upon their life experiences. With the collaboration of artist activists from the outside, these young people not only reshape their local landscape and defy labels attached to them by the system and society, but also share their hopes and dreams for a brighter future. (Determined 2 Make It – 32 minutes and 40 seconds)