• 90 minutes
  • A screening of the WFYI film “When Kids Wrote the Headlines,” a story of local student journalists, with a panel discussion on how those experiences shaped their identities and their role in our civic life. 

    This event showcases the film “When Children Wrote the Headlines,” which is the story of a news bureau – Children’s Express/Y-Press – staffed by students, ages 10-18, who learned the skills of research, interviewing, and, writing to produce news stories for The Indianapolis Star & WFYI from 1990—2012. Their experiences shaped not just their own sense of identity at a critical time in their personal development, but also their role in the civic life of their community.

    Following the film screening, moderator Lynn Sygiel, Children’s Express/Y-Press former Director; alum youth journalists Warren Stokes and Lisa Schubert Nowling will join in conversation on how this experience helped the students identify their skills and interests, shaped their future lives and how they learned the imperative to participate in the wider world, the civic life of our community—to find their place.

    A partnership between KanKan Cinema, WFYI, and The Indiana Citizen.

    Contact the event organizers at (317) 800-7099 or

    Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Registration is strongly encouraged by Nov. 9.

    A Part of Spirit & Place

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About Kan-Kan Cinema and Brasserie

An arthouse cinema. A European-inspired restaurant. A neighborhood gathering place. A home for film-lovers, food-lovers and community-seekers, in Windsor Park, just northeast of downtown Indianapolis.