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PORTRAITS of MAIN STREET | Encore Screening | Buffalo Arts Studio | Wednesday, August 30 at 4pm | Free! | The Buffalo Arts Studio, located in the Tri-Main Center, will be hosting an encore screening of the Portraits of Main Street documentaries this Wednesday, August 30, at 4pm.
The screening is free and open to Portraits students, their family and friends and anyone else who may be interested. The mission of the screening is to raise awareness of the Buffalo Youth Media Institute and to showcase the great work accomplished by our first round of youth producers.
Our students worked intensively under the guidance of professional filmmakers and historians to create their own self-directed documentary films about the culture and history of Main Street. Topics range from transportation, graffiti, public art, race relations, architecture, Shea’s, Freddie’s Doughnuts, Amy’s Place and the Anchor Bar. Don’t miss the encore screening of this exciting new youth media initiative!
The BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE is a community history and youth media program geared towards the diverse population of young people living in Buffalo and surrounding areas.

Combining media production, media literacy, and cultural studies in its 9-month curriculum, youth producers, selected through a competitive application process, work with professional filmmakers and historians to create their own self-directed documentaries about Buffalo.
The BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE is a collaboration between Squeaky Wheel, the Preservation Coalition of Erie County and PBS station WNED. Each year, the BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE focuses on a cultural and historical issue pertinent to the Buffalo region. This year’s topic is the Buffalo Waterfront. Applications can be found at and the deadline is September 23.

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