A feature length film that displays the talent, culture and potential of the youth in Salinas. Based on multi-disciplinary artworks and stories of inspiration, strength and individuality. This film incorporates visual arts, music, creative writing, photography and acting, all by high school students and recent graduates.
The purpose of this project was to provide students the opportunity to voice and express themselves, as well as gain insight into the power of the arts. “A Tree in the Valley” had its premiere screening at The Fox Theater in May 2014 to crowd of over 500 people. Through this project, our students learned not only more about their specific art form, but also how to collaborate with other artists, how to curate an exhibit, and the many stages of developing a project.