8 Students: Shane Sanderson, Fabeian Toledo, Lashunda Dutchie, Holly Johnson, Lucy Slick, Marwood Sloan, Brittney Etsitty, and Dominque Cly participated in a once in a lifetime opportunity to shoot a short film for the Bureau of Indian Education. Richfield Residential Hall was as one of 10 BIE educational programs to participate in this extensive film project for native youth. The project’s focus is to raise awareness of the strength and resiliency against substance abuse in BIE schools.

Students had the opportunity to work with Kristine Sorensen who has over 23 years experience working with native communities and is the founder of In Progress, an organization that works with upcoming young artists in film. All eight students worked hard during the four day film shoot working behind the scenes, on camera, writing scripts, planning scenes, interviewing, and acting in this student made documentary.

Friday, February 4th, was the last day of production—students were able to put together a very unique message found only at the Richfield Residential Hall and altogether were able to show their strength as representations of students within this educational institution and individuals.

Beatriz Quitco (Staff representative for project)

Our students did an amazing job! We are all excited to see the final result as soon is it is edited and put together by Kris and her staff.  We will keep you posted on the release of this awesome student produced documentary.

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