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Sea Stories
In March 2001, the Prospect Park YMCA started a program with the dual purpose of teaching filmmaking to local high school students, and documenting the lives of the retired merchant seamen living in its residential unit in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Under the guidance of filmmakers John and Stephanie Williams, the students got to know the retired seamen and produced short documentaries about their experiences.

The Sea Stories project has become Reel Stories, a free, 16-week intensive documentary filmmaking class offered twice a year to New York City high school students at the Prospect Park YMCA in Brooklyn. For more information about the program call (718) 768-7100, extension 139.
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