DCFYI was truly blessed this past weekend to be one of Stone Soup Films' Doc in a Day mini-documentary subjects. We were selected a while ago. The filming happened Saturday, with the videographers/documentarians spending time at the Barracks Row Festival, where DCFYI had a booth, and at an event afterwards with our teens. Executive Director Susan Punnett spoke about the program and the teens, as did long-time volunteer, mentor, and host parent Sarah Buckbee, and an adoptive mom: me! But the stars of the film were clearly the teens - their smiles, their candid testimonials, their warmth, their words of appreciation. Though the documentary is just 3 minutes long, we all felt it really captured what DCFYI is all about. And even more gratifying: the DCFYI feature won Stone Soup's Doc-in-a-Day contest!
We really hope you'll take a moment (well, actually 3 minutes) to watch and learn what DCFYI is all about, and how amazing our teens are!
Shout out to Dominique, Marquis and Keke: you spoke your truth and by doing so are already giving back! And thanks to all the volunteers and other teens who were filmed and contributed to an award-winning mini-documentary about our amazing organization! In so many ways, this film -- like DCFYI itself -- is something we can all be very proud of.