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approach for using film to create social change. Instead of professional
screenwriters and actors, these stories are written and performed by a
cast of ordinary foster care youth, and their performances are powerful,
moving, and eye-opening. KNOW HOW is a musical that brings authentic
voices and unseen stories to the screen. It’s a bit of a cross between
The Wire and Glee, but not really. And it really aims at driving social
Director: Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza
Producers: Marcus A. Clarke & Paul G. Griffin
About the Production:
at-risk youth, and am invested in social change. I took a leap of faith
to make Know How because I believe in what we’re doing. I remember
meeting the youth I’d be working with and having no idea how close,
invested, and personal it would all be. It was immersive storytelling to
help transpose and transform their world into a film. Three years later
we ended up with a foster care epic that is a little bit like “The
Wire” meets “Glee”, but not really.” — Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza
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