The Children of Central City

About the Film

The film provides an in-depth look at the impact of growing up surrounded by violence in one of New Orleans' most crime-riddled neighborhoods. The film takes you to the playing field, the classrooms, players’ homes and the offices of the social workers whose attempts to treat the children's post-traumatic stress are repeatedly thwarted by state budget cuts to mental healthcare. 

About the filmmaker(s)

Emma Scott is an award-winning video journalist at | The Times-Picayune and is currently a member of the Online News Association’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator. She received a Masters of Arts in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and previously worked for Agence France-Press in Washington, DC. Her work has been selected for the New Orleans Film Festival and the Meet the Press + AFI Film Festival. 

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About the Presenting Partner

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) is a state network of six non-commercial, public television stations licensed to the Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA), established in 1971 by the Louisiana Legislature. 

The Mission of Louisiana Public Broadcasting is to provide programming that is intelligent, informative, educational and entertaining. LPB strives to connect the citizens of Louisiana by creating content that showcases Louisiana’s unique history, people, places and events. 

In addition to the programs that LPB produces, such as our weekly newsmagazine, Louisiana: The State We’re In and our catalog of documentaries about the people, places and issues of importance in our state, LPB airs quality national programming. We air news programs such as PBS NewsHour, mainstay children’s shows like Sesame Street, home improvement programs including The This Old House Hour, as well as British comedies such as Keeping Up Appearances, and much, much more.

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