Film maker Richard Stevenson presented to Emerald City Rotary today about the work he is doing on the 5000 Days project. After a quick introduction he showed a short film featuring just one of hundreds of kids he is creating video biographies for. It was an inspiring story about Christian, an immigrant from Mexico who is living in Seattle, attended Shoreline High School, and making a life for himself. After over ten years of working with these incredibly inspiring kids, and many more in the five countries where he has launched his project, Rick has learned that all middle school aged young people feel incredibly alone – and can be helped by knowing that everyone feels the same way. The 5000 Days Project videos serve to communicate this learning to students and is being adopted as curriculum in several school districts including Shoreline and Issaquah.
Here are some links should you wish to learn more:
5000 Days Project / Two Brothers Movie: http://twobrothersthemovie.com/
Richard Stevenson Biography at The Film School: http://thefilmschool.com/rick-stevenson/