By Rachel Schwartz and Emily Segal
Two public service announcements featuring Holocaust survivors created by students who are part of the Righteous Conversations Project will be shown on April 29 at the Newport Film Festival Youth Film Showcase, and five student-made films will be featured in the Archer Film Festival on May 11.
Rebecca Hutman â12 created the PSA “Learn the Difference” about ethical consumerism with Adam Yaron â16 and Crossroads student India Wilson. The second PSA, “Love our Families,” created by Xochi Maberry-Gaulke â12, Gabby Trujillo â12 and Marlborough student Anjoum Agrama, points out that all kinds of families exist and love each other.
“Weâre trying to send messages to people and all of these festivals are places where people can see our message,” Hutman said.
The Archer Film Festival will screen five student-created films, including “Sheâs A Doll” by Robert Vega â11, “Let Down” by Chelsea Khakshouri â12, “Learn the Difference” by Hutman, Wilson (Crossroads School) and Yaron and “A Day” by Jacob Weiss â13. They were created during various Harvard-Westlake programs including Video Art 2, Video Art 3, Summer Film Program, and Righteous Conversations Project, under visual arts department head Cheri Gaulke.
The festival begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater and will include a red carpet reception and a speech by keynote speaker Nina Jacobson.