Melissa is featured in the Educational Video Center’s powerful new documentary on Stop and Frisk titled ‘Life Under Suspicion,’ which recently won an award from the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Freedom of Expression Contest. The film documents the criminalization of an entire generation of young men of color in New York City.
“The Educational Video Center has done a remarkable job empowering youth in our community,” said Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito. “This project is giving voice to those who are most victimized by the alienating stop-and-frisk policy. These young people are being trained to be journalists and documentary film makers who can fight this injustice and make a difference.”