Courtesy Breakthrough Film Club

It takes a lot to share your history publicly, but the kids in the Breakthrough Film Club are not camera shy.

On May 25, the film club members will debut the efforts of their spring session – their first full-length film. The showing will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Boulevard, East Garfield Park, Chicago.

The film club had its first screening in September, showing three documentaries expressing how their pasts have affected them, and more importantly, how their interests keep them positive and productive. The screening was followed by a Q&A session, open to the public.

When asked if they wanted to go into the movie business, some members said it was their first career choice while others said they’d keep it on the backburner.

“It’s more like a Plan D for me,” Devin said. “There are a lot of things you want to do in life, but that doesn’t always work out, so you’ve gotta have other options.”

Club members are Devin, Genesis, Jonathan, Ashley, Raymond, Eugenio, Tony, Yasmine and Nick.

The public is welcome to attend the screening. Tickets are $5 at the door and $12 per family (with 2 adults).

To watch the documentaries and read more from the kids’ point of view, visit the club’s blog at