cAMDEN lOVE/hATE

wHAT sTORY wOULD yOU tELL?

If you grew up in the most dangerous city in America, and someone handed you a camera...

 

WHAT STORY WOULD YOU TELL?

 

Camden Love/Hate follows six teenagers from Camden, New Jersey as they document the story of their city from the glory days of the postwar boom to today's violent and fraught reality. The teenagers learned film-making skills at a last chance high school, Camden Center for Youth Development (CCYD), and use their newfound skills to express complex feelings about one of the most dangerous cities in America. From a white minority left behind in the 60's to rampant drug tourism, to active community leaders, we see both the beauty of Camden as well as the parts that feel abandoned. Through the lens, the students become aware of a history they never knew and a future that looks at turns hopeful and bleak.