Film by GW Alumni Named DC’s Best

DC's Best Film

Yavar Moghimi (left), alumnus of GW's Documentary Center, accepts D.C.'s Best Film award from SnagFilms founder and chairman Ted Leonsis.

On Jan. 30, eight GW Alumni were recognized by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, CCAS BA ’64, and SnagFilms founder and chairman Ted Leonsis as the recipients of Washington’s Best Film for their 2010 project on convicted felons reintegrating into society:

  • Jason Wilder Evans
  • Jatryce Jackson
  • Kripa Kosh
  • Yavar Moghimi
  • Hua “Lily” Qin
  • Erika Rydberg
  • Rebecca Taylor
  • Greg Upwall

The film, titled “Released to Life,” which the alumni shot while they were graduate students in GW’s Documentary Center, profiles several ex-offenders after being released from prison and examines what programs are available to help them get on their feet and what services are missing.

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