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Saturday, October 21 • 9:30pm - 10:30pm
F R E E (a film about the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company)
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This documentary by David Collier and Suzanne LaFetra follows five teens through a year in Oakland's acclaimed Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company. The film is an intimate look at these teens’ journey, revealing how collaborative art can be a foundation for personal discovery, change and hope. Introduced by Suzanne LaFetra, Director/Producer; David Collier, Director/Producer, Sara Needham, Co-Producer; and Sarah Crowell, Executive Director of Destiny Arts. (56 minutes)

Workshop Speakers
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David Collier

David Collier, Co-Director/Co-Producer of the film, F R E E, being shown at Bioneers this year, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the principal and founder of Studio B Films, a video production company in Berkeley, California. His earlier films include the award winni... Read More →
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Sarah Crowell

Sarah Crowell, a dancer/performer, choreographer, theater director, and multiple award-winning, groundbreaking educator and curriculum developer for teen arts programs, has worked at Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center since 1990 as a dance teacher, artistic director, workshop facilitator, program development director, and as the... Read More →
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Suzanne LaFetra

Suzanne LaFetra, Co-Director/Co-Producer of the film, F R E E, (her directorial debut) being shown at Bioneers this year, is an award-winning writer, journalist and filmmaker whose writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Sci... Read More →
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Sara Needham

Sara Needham, Co-Producer/Distribution Manager of the film F R E E, showing at Bioneers this year, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Emmy-nominated journalist who has explored topics ranging from genetically modified food to California politics to gun violence to the... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Showcase Theater