The Way It Is
Show: Adobe Youth Voices
“The Way it Is” is a short documentary-style film featuring the youth of Stonegate, an underserved community in Etobicoke, Canada. The film features youth stories giving voice to what the Stonegate community means to them as individuals and as a group. In addition, they interviewed area residents to learn their perspectives. The Stonegate Community Health Centre (SCHC), which runs youth programs, was the target audience. They experience challenges engaging Stonegate youth. The screening provided a starting point for discussion between the youth and SCHC about how they could better engage and serve the youth of Stonegate.