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April 24, 2015

North Jersey students' film screened at Tribeca Film Festival

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A screenshot from two New Jersey students' film "Another Look At Genocide."

A short film by two students in North Jersey was shown Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, The Jersey Tomato Press reports.

Christopher Rodriguez and Julio Villegas, seniors at Bloomfield Tech High School in Bloomfield, Essex County, entered their film, "Another Look At Genocide," into the 2015 Speak Truth to Power National Video Contest sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center.

The film covered the life of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

“We are all very proud of Chris and Julio for winning the top prize in the RFK Human Rights Center’s student film contest," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. told The Jersey Tomato Press. 

"They took a very difficult topic and created a film that touched on the atrocities of genocide and the positive impact that Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel has had on the world. It shows how insightful and high achieving our students in the Vocational School District are."

The film was premiered to the public Tuesday during the afternoon celebration in Newark.

Read more from The Jersey Tomato Press and view the short film below.