Each week in July, Weekend Edition is celebrating exceptional student filmmakers and their projects. We found short films released in the past year that show a unique perspective on events in the news from filmmakers across the country.
Last updated on July 4, 2021. This page will be updated each week with new selections.
Chuj Boys of Summer
Listen: Director Max Walker-Silverman On ‘Chuj Boys of Summer’
The 17-minute film follows a teen migrant named Yakin. He is from Guatemala and only speaks Chuj (pronounced “chew”) — the language of his Indigenous people. Gradually, we see him settle into life