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2021 season of ByKids premieres on PBS

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 14, 2021

Sixteen-year-old Faith Guilbault loves skydiving and has walked the runway at New York Fashion Week. She also has cerebral palsy. The Baltimore teen was one of four young filmmakers who directed documentaries about their lives for the new season of ByKids airing on public television stations nationwide.

PKPR secured coverage of the new season in a range of outlets including The Baltimore Sun,, The Forward, WYPR-FM (NPR Baltimore), Kaiser Health News, and US News & World Report.

Permalink | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 1:02 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

ByKids New Season Premieres on PBS

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 25, 2019

A 17-year-old Syrian refugee chronicles his new life in Germany. A Harlem teen documents how incarceration on Rikers Island changed his life. A young Nicaraguan reveals the impact of climate change on her family’s livelihood. A Senegalese girl shows how her village was transformed after it ended the practice of child marriage. These four powerful stories are part of the new season of Films BYkids, a collaboration between THIRTEEN and BYkids.

Coverage of the new season included Metro, The 74 Million, Fair Planet, and CleanTechnica

Permalink | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 10:09 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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