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Made in L.A. back at the AFI Silver Theater

Robert and I just returned from a 10-day long trip to the East Coast. Our first stop was Washington, DC, where we met with a number of potential outreach partners and had two wonderful screenings...

The first event was at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center -where we had our world premiere at the Silverdocs Documentary Festival. This time we were showing Made in L.A. as part of their Educational Outreach Program, which is run by Matt Boratenski. Hundreds of high school students from three different high schools attended: Albert Einstein HS (ESOL), Rockville HS (AP English language) and Montgomery Blair HS (Social Studies). It was inspiring to watch as school buses arrived at the event...

The students asked wonderful, thoughtful questions, and the teachers gave really positive feedback. One teacher said: "Not only was the film incredible, but the reaction of the students (you could have heard a pin drop) was amazing...WOW!"

Special thanks to Matt (who moderated the event) and to Lynn Hughes, a friend and colleague who helped to get this event set up! Special thanks also go to the young and talented Gandhi Brigade, who videotaped the event -watch the video below!


 






 

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