Mike Mascoll is an up and coming director and producer, creative director and founder of LEV Media Group. His use of storytelling helps to document invaluable chapters in Black History, lending promise and a restructure to the American consciousness.
Mike's 1st film in New Day, On The Line highlighted one the longest voluntary school desegregation programs in the country and its’ historical impact on the city of Boston. His latest film, CodeSwitching: Race and Identity in the Suburban Schoolhouse directed by Jonathan Schwartz, takes an intimate look at the life experiences of 5 generational students and their personal encounters as they navigate self-awareness and cultural boundries.
Mike’s collaborative efforts are taking shape as he focuses greater attention on social justice issues, transparency and Lifting Every Voice of those often marginalized and discounted.
Films by Mike Mascoll
CodeSwitching: Race and Identity in the Suburban Schoolhouse is a mashup of personal stories from African-American students, spanning two generations, who signed up for voluntary busing to attend better-resourced suburban schools. It explores shifting race relations in the suburban-urban axis, teen self-perception, and the role gender plays in fitting-in.
When you think of busing in Boston, chances are it’s about a dark episode in the city’s history that sparks images of violence, intolerance, and racial tension. And while most of the historical spotlight has been on forced busing to desegregate the city’s schools and its legacy, there’s another Boston busing story that is lesser known. This film highlights one of the longest running voluntary school desegregation programs in the country, its’ historical impact on the city of Boston and those personally involved in the program itself.