Neighborhood Safety: A Child’s Eye-View

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Mental Health

What happens when kids lead the way on community improvement? 


In this video, we experience a special, kid-designed walking tour that gives East #Knoxville students a direct line to city public health and safety officials. 


Producer and Director: Jess Mador

Editor and Cinematographer: Phil Batta 

Music by: Sam Keenan 

Special thanks to: 

Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy

Laurie Meschke

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Phil Batta

Phil Batta is an award-winning cinematographer and director who specializes in creating short-form documentaries and visually rich multiplatform media for social impact. His work appears on PBS, The New Yorker, UK Channel 4, ITN, The Guardian, ABC7, CNN and ITVS. He's also shot and edited projects honored as official selections at international film festivals and exhibitions. Batta is currently directing two documentaries exploring youth social justice and gender equality. 

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