Winners of the Comcast Sponsored Four-Hour PSA competition. L-R: Teri West, Emmanuel Minja, Brieanna Lyomahan, and (Judge) Lisa Martin.

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Festival Celebrates Six Years (Video)

The Gandhi Brigade, a Silver Spring-based nonprofit for teens, celebrated six years on May 11 of hosting the Just Us Youth Media Festival For Change.

This year, the festival received about 130 submissions, including some from Montgomery County teens.

“There is a big thirst for young people to have an audience; to have a chance to show their work. A chance for youth producers to meet each other,” said Richard Jaeggi, Gandhi Brigade’s executive director.

The desire to have a voice is so strong, students from as far as New York and California submitted their work into the competition, he added.

This year’s festival, sponsored by Comcast, included an awards ceremony, film screening, four-hour film competition, workshops and outdoor entertainment.

 Media Manipulation was the winner for the Comcast Sponsored Four-Hour PSA competition.


Tamika Smith

About Tamika Smith

Tamika Smith is passionate and curious about the world. She often wonders what motivates people to walk in their particular journeys in life. A native of Miami, Florida Smith graduated from Howard University in 2007 and continues to give back through mentorship.


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