2020 Speak Truth Video Contest
About the Speak Truth Video Contest

We are extending the Video Contest deadline to 11:59 PM EDT on June 15!  We're aware that many of you have worked incredibly hard on your videos and, in these uncertain times, it is challenging to complete your films without collaborating with your classmates in person. Remember that an iPhone can be used to create a film, and that complex editing is not needed to tell inspiring stories that encourage audiences to take action. 

We hope you are all staying safe and taking care of yourselves and each other.

About the Contest

Alongside the American Federation of Teachers and based on Kerry Kennedy's book Speak Truth To Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, our middle and high school filmmaking competition encourages students to become engaged in human rights through video production.

2020 Judges 

Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert. F Kennedy Human Rights Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate  Martin Sheen, Award-winning actor Alfre Woodard, Award-winning actor, Humanitarian and Activist

Raise your voice. Create your art. Enact change.

Entry Rules

2019 Grand Prize Winner

"Power in a Whisper, Rodney Glasgow," a film by Julia Carrigan