Student Documentaries to Screen at Film Festivals

Documentaries by two Fifth Formers have been accepted for screening at prestigious film festivals.
Andrew Ni’s “The Shepherd Sings a Song” will be shown at the New Jersey Film Festival in New Brunswick, N.J. on Friday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. In this film, Ni explores the struggles and initiatives of local, Princeton-area newspapers as the industry strains to adapt to a world of changing culture and technology.
Ashley Oden’s “Scars of Resilience” has been accepted in to the 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. The exact screening time hasn’t been set, but the Festival runs March 21-24 in Chilmark, Mass. Oden’s documentary tells the story of her journey with scoliosis, with the dual goals of raising awareness of the ailment and encouraging strength to young girls about to embark upon that same lonely journey of denial and discovery.
Both projects were funded, in part, by Lawrenceville School Welles Awards. The William Welles Award was established in memory of William Bouton Welles, Class of 1971. Third and Fourth Form students are invited to submit a proposal for a summer project they would like to undertake. The amount of the award depends on the proposal submitted, but can be as much as $3,000.
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