The New Voice Source from Andrews Owusu on Vimeo.

The video was created by Ashley Palmarchetty, Andrew Owusu & Adrianna Spyker:

“In this video, our focus lies on the good ol’ cellular phone. As this is a project for media literacy, we found it valuable to shed light on the predominating voice of society, that immensely correlates with the media: this we consider to be the cellphone! From social networking to texting and calling: these forms of communication are now the initial choice for people and we are starting to see this become, more and more, common. Not only do we focus on an in-depth look of how cellphones are impacting the younger generation of today, but we also obtain the perspective of the youth, themselves. It is quite powerful to hear from the younger generation and to find a medium in all of what they say. Most importantly, it is awesome to hear that even though they are extremely addicted to their cellphones, they do have concerns surrounding excessive use and would ultimately like to see a change.”

Ashley Palmarchetty, Andrew Owusu & Adrianna Spyker are participating in Violence, Media Representations and Families a media literacy program joint initiative between Kwantlen Polytechnic University Sociology Department, First Voices and Battered Women’s Support Services.

Violence, Media Representations and Families-a media literacy program solidifies Battered Women’s Support Services commitment to media literacy as key in the work to end violence against girls and women.