It was a first for Project CHANGE for a number of reasons.
Firstly, to host a graduation in the form of a film festival. We have never done that before. We usually have speeches that we film and turn the graduation INTO a video memento. But this time, we did one better. We turned the graduation into a film festival.
Second, being based in Silver Spring, we have always known the prestigious AFI theater and complex is on our door step, but the idea of having an event there was beyond our thinking. It is a magnificent venue run by the best. We felt privileged to be staging our event there. And the ticker on the outside read “Congratulations to the Project CHANGE team of 2021-22.” Having your name up in lights is something else.
Lastly, Project CHANGE is lucky to have an award winning film maker on the team and a home grown film studio. With Ahmed Mansour and Filistia films directing the productions, we were assured of a moving tribute to the class of 2021-22 and their amazing year of service during the third year of the pandemic.
Enjoy the Show.