by Krystal Paco
Guam - Armed with only their camera phones, 80 Simon Sanchez High School seniors went out into the community getting face-to-face with some of the island's most pressing issues. Meeting with the homeless, the shut-ins, teen parents, and even the governor, students created opinionated documentaries for presentation at SSHS's first annual film festival entitled "Issues: Through Our Eyes," a project for their teacher Andri Baynum.
"It was a chance for us to go out and find the answers for ourselves other than looking to the media or looking online to find the answers, we found the answers to the issues that affected us and I think that way this is our voice, our perspective and we want the public to know that we actually care about the issues and we want them to know what we think about these issues as well," Baynum said.
The film festival is free of charge Friday night at the school's library. The show starts at 7pm.