Thank you Mary Ann Mears, Bob Embry, Lois Feinblatt, Jed Dietz, and Elizabeth Embry for throwing such a fabulous party for “American Village.” More than a hundred incredible people packed into the Mears-Embry house. We screened an eight minute portion of the film. As the lights came back on Congressman Cummings rose to speak. His words brought our project into razor-sharp focus. It was an evening we will never forget.