Youth Documentary Academy

The Youth Documentary Academy will present two programs.  First, AFTER WAR is an unvarnished account by Bailey Francisco of his father’s PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury and the impact these had on his family.  Second, we will show an episode from the upcoming television series OUR TIME about youth suicide in the Pikes Peak Region.  Filmmakers will be present in conversation with YDA Director Tom Shepard to discuss mental health, PTSD and suicide prevention. 


Wendy’s Shabbat

This is a story of rediscovering the joys of community again in older age, and in the longing for ritual, however unorthodox it may appear. There are themes of love, of ritual and of community — all within the context of an adorable scene at Wendy’s

Weed The People

Through the emotional stories of children fighting cancer, WEED THE PEOPLE educates mainstream audiences about medical cannabis as a human rights issue.


Charlie Carrel, a horseman from Wyoming, bonds with a troubled horse. After years of work together, they fight the odds and compete at a top level Grand Prix to prove the actual worth and ability of Utopik.

UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie

Six kids with OCD share how they learned to face their fears, stop their rituals and regain control of their lives.


TRANSMILITARY chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.

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