Love Them First

One year. One principal. One heartbreaking setback as her struggling elementary school fights to get off "the list." Love Them First has received hundreds of screening requests from school districts across the country and continues to change the conversation among educators when it comes to racial inequities in schools, the injustices of standardized testing and the best practices to teach children experiencing high levels of stress and trauma. The film, which received one of journalism’s highest honors with the 2020 Alfred I. duPont award, has been applied into collegiate educational curriculum, featured at national education conferences and utilized at countless education staff development workshops.

Awards

WINNER OF “FEATURE” EDUCATION STORY

Education Writers Association: National Awards for Education Reporting

2020 ALFRED I. DUPONT - COLUMBIA

Columbia University

BEST DOCUMENTARY

2020 National Press Photographers Association (NPAA)

BEST MINNESOTA MADE DOCUMENTARY

2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

AUDIENCE CHOICE: NEW AMERICAN VISIONS DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

AWARD WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY

2019 Colorado International Activism Film Festival

BEST NATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

2019 South Texas International Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST DOCUMENTARY

2019 Scottsdale International Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST FILM

2019 Scottsdale International Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST FILM

2019 Flyaway Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Eau Claire World Film Festival

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Big Water Film Festival

AUDIENCE CHOICE – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Big Water Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2019 Official Selection at the Heartland International Film Festival
2019 Official Selection at the Southern Circuit Tour

AWARD WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR

2019 Colorado International Activism Film Festival

AWARD WINNER – BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

2019 Colorado International Activism Film Festival

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