Stockton, CA- Venture Academy was one of the host schools in California of the national Teen Truth (TT) Film Festival tour on Thursday, April 12.
The Teen Truth Film Fest showcases short films submitted by students centered on teen’s truthful testimonials about issues they face.
This year the TT: Film Festival received films from across United States, Austria and Europe; of the 12 films selected this year, half of them were directed by Californian students.
One of the selected films is “Daddy” by James Barker from Manteca, a film about an abusive father and his relationship with his daughter.
“I know some people that had to go through abuse and some people that had to go through hard times without any family support,” said Barker, a recent graduate from Venture Academy.
“I wanted to be able to the voice for the people that can’t speak up,” stated Barker after the showing of his film.
The other five California films are: “The PG&E Academy,” directed by Jory Kusy from Stockton, “The Love Stache,” directed by the Fame Club from Tracy, “Write it Out,” directed by Lauren Lindberg and Raymundo Archila from Danville, “My Daddy,” directed by Olivia Jackson from San Diego, “Child Hunger,” directed by Ryan Ghassemi, Matt Jewell and Nick Schmitz from San Diego, and “The Portrait” directed by Raymundo Archila from Oakland.