Friday, October 28, 2011

PAST: FILM: Screening of "Fly By Light" - an inspiring story of DC high school kids spending time in the mountains of WV this FRI, Jan 13th 7:00pm - 10:00pm, $10

Film Screening of "Fly By Light" an inspiring story of DC city kids spending time in the mountains of WV
Friday, January 13th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
$10, buy tickets on eventbrite

I'm personally familiar with some of the folks involved in this project and have spent quite a bit of time on the campground in WV, Abrams Creek, where this film was taken. It really is an amazingly rejuvenating place. Hope some of you may be able to check out the screening event at the Josephine Butler Parks Center.

About the film: "In the summer of 2011, 15 high school students from diverse neighborhoods across Washington, DC were uprooted from the hustle of inner-city life to beautiful mountain vistas and springs. For many of the teenagers, this was their first time leaving the concrete confines of the city. It was also their first time experiencing a hike through the mountains, a swim in the creek, the feel of a sincere cry, the sound of their song through a microphone, the touch of a painful bee sting, the rush of fire spinning, and the smell of sage burning during a Native-American sweat lodge ceremony. It was a transformational week of boundary-stretching and social-emotional learning, reflecting the love, struggle, compassion, pain, laughter, and friendship of their daily lives."

Directed by filmmaker Ellie Walton, the new documentary film "Fly By Light" follows the experience of a select group of youth who participated in this program. The event will feature a works-in-progress screening of the rough cut of the film, followed by a discussion facilitated by Rajeev “HawaH” Kasat from One Common Unity.

Josephine Butler Parks Center 
2437 15th St, NW - just south of Euclid on 15th (map)
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk to the right on Columbia, turn left on 15th and walk a few blocks. It's about a 14 minute walk. You can also take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to Euclid and walk a bit over a block.

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