Kids studying

“Enriching Lives of Children and Families” is a 10 minute DVD that features four families of Queens, the most ethnically diverse community in the nation, and the impact that Queens Library has had on them. The film highlights the innovative Library programs and services that have made a difference to their lives, as well as many of the more than 2 million other individuals who reside in this unique borough of New York City and who are served by Queens Library (2009 “Library of the Year” and the highest circulating public library system in the United States).

“Enriching Lives of Children and Families” was produced and directed by Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) of New York with content collaboration from the Library’s Marketing and Communication’s Department and tre Queens Library Foundation, and is used by Queens Library Foundation to attract foundation, corporate and individual giving to Queens Library.

Showing 7pm Thursday, July 29th at theMexican American Cultural Center


Directors/Producers: Shannon Sonenstein and Reina Higashitani
Director of Cinematography: Jeff Alberts
Additional Camera: Eric Phillips-Horst
Editor: Brian Nishii
Music: Brian Nishii

Shannon Sonenstein and Reina Higashitani are producers/directors at DCTV’s Productions for Hire (PFH), professionally staffed production unit specializing in producing content for non-profits, city, state, and other community-based organizations.

Founded in 1972, DCTV is a media arts center that fosters diverse viewpoints by providing professional training, state-of-the-industry resources and outstanding documentary productions with the belief that diversity of expression strengthens our democracy and enhances civil society. Each year, DCTV productions are seen on major networks including HBO, PBS, ESPN, and more.