Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

Paper City

Project Description

Paper City is a documentary feature film about the American Dream, from the perspective of adolescent youth in the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. By raising consciousness around key racial, economic, and social justice issues, Paper City hopes to spark a national movement. The film’s rough cut will be screened to closed audiences in Holyoke, Hampshire College, and Oberlin College by May of 2012, preceding production of a final cut, for which we will raise funds to create a website, attempt a festival circuit, build a curriculum for school use, and then publish online as a public asset.

About Andrés Feliciano

My name is Andrés Feliciano. I was born in Oakland, California, grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m a fourth year history major with a minor in African American studies at Oberlin College. I’m the first man in my father’s family to go to college, and I won’t be the last. I’ve produced hip hop music and worked on video projects for the past seven years, and I want to spend the rest of my life working for a better world for all young people, especially young people of color.