This Week on TV: Cambridge Youth tackle the beauty industry, microaggressions, and more.

This Week on TV: Cambridge Youth tackle the beauty industry, microaggressions, and more.

This week CCTV features video shorts produced by youth in this summer's Youth Media Institute.

  • Posted on: 14 September 2017
  • By: lily

This Week on CCTV: TV Highlights September 18 - 24

Perfection - produced by Jeda Eke, Jayde Haidar and Rachel Jacobs - depicts how women react to the pressures of beauty standards, and ideas about body image that are formed through unhealthy and unrealistic depictions in the media.

Watch more video shorts by students in this year's CCTV Summer Media Institute 2017 - titles include, Microagressions, Grandparents Raising Grandkids, Sneaker Culture, and Silent No More. WATCH: On Channel 8, Tues. Sept. 19 at 9pm, Wed. Sept. 20 and Fri. Sept. 22 at 11am, and Thu. Sept. 21 and and Sun. Sept. 24 at 7pm. And on YouTube, HERE.

Don't Mess With Boston takes viewers to the scene of the recent white supremacist "Free Speech Rally" at Boston Common.

Don't Mess With Boston is the newest from NeighborMedia reporter Kristina Kehrer, who attended the counter-protest last month. WATCH: The newest videos by Cambridge Producers play each week on Channel 8 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7pm and Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am. You can also watch any time on YouTube, HERE.

CCTV's #CambMA event coverage this week visits Cambridge Science Fest 2017 and a spoken word poetry performance by Cambridge Youth.

CCTV's Youth Media Program interviewed students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin's Science Festival back in April.

The Youth of the Cambridge Arts Council hosted Let Go, Hold On, Live Now, an interactive, spoken-word poetry performance. The event took place at Sennot Park in Cambridge on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. It was filmed by Liz Collins and edited by Mystikal Scalzi. WATCH: The newest #CambMA event coverage from CCTV Staff plays each week on Channel 8, Tuesdays - Saturdays at 5pm.

Don't miss the A Better Cambridge candidate forum on issues of housing affordability and sustainable urban development in Cambridge - this Tuesday, September 19th.

The event will take place at 6:30 pm at the Broad Institute, 415 Main Street. The moderator for the evening is David Sullivan, former Cambridge City Councilor and current special counsel to the President of the Massachusetts State Senate. WATCH: Live on Channel 8 6:30-9pm - and, streaming on CCTV's Facebook page.

All month long on CCTV, hear stories, dreams, thoughts and aspirations of American immigrants of all backgrounds.

Green Card Voices is a series of hundreds of monologues by immigrants to the United States, produced by Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, MN - now playing between regularly-scheduled programming on Channels 8, 9, and 96.

This weekend, a marathon on Spirituality in Cambridge and beyond.

Programs include Spiritual Bazaar - a short documentary produced by students in on of CCTV's ZipDocs Beginner's Documentary classes, exploring the spiritual diversity of Cambridge from a local Zen meditation center to an independent religious bookstore. And Karmu, A Place in the Sun - about Karmu, an enigmatic healer, who helped thousands of people from his home in Cambridge, MA, where he literally kept his door open to those who needed his help.

WATCH: The full marathon of programs plays on Channel 9, Fri. Sep. 22 6-9pm, Sat. Sep. 23 noon-midnight, and Sun. Sep. 24 12-4pm.