We were invited along with five other films, and the community of filmmakers was unbelievable. Some of the most important, exciting filmmakers and films were there with us – God Loves Uganda, Turkey Creek, How to Avoid a Plague, Reportero, and The Invisible War. Keep an eye out for these films – you’ll definitely hear about them in the future.
After a very intense weekend workshopping our 7-minute pitch with the most incredible group of folks from Working Films, Sundance and BRITDOC, we went up in front of an audience of 250+ in the Marines Memorial Theater. The outreach director Sandi DuBowski had populated our table with funders, filmmakers, NGOs and community agencies – the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Brennan Center, for example – and the discussion afterwards was incredible. We got a combination of feedback, support, and invitations to partner with jails, restorative justice experts, schools and community agencies, and it felt like a fairy tale.
Thanks to so many people…
…we’re on our way!