Kenya Mack, one of our very own Fall 2013 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) was invited to be highlighted and attend a screening of a new film at the New People Cinema Complex on Post Street on December 5, 2013. It was a night to showcase youth activism and Havana Curveball, a film by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider, Executive Producer Marc Smolowitz. The event was co-presented by the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the San Francisco Film Society Education Office.
The movie is about a thirteen year old teen named Mica who dreams of baseball, as he studies for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite. He has a worthy idea to send baseballs to Cuba and the documentary chronicles his adventures to make that happen.
Kenya (who represented the BEETS and CommunityGrows) was introduced with a few other youth from the Bay Area, as a youth activist. At the after-party she joined Melissa Tang, BEETS Program Manager, to showcase some of the activities of the BEETS and CommunityGrows. It was lots of fun to mingle with the invited crowd, listen to live music and munch on hors d’oeuvres. Congratulations Kenya on this honor and representing CommunityGrows!