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SALMON BAY SCHOOL YOUTH FILMMAKER WINS C-SPAN AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY ON HOMELESSNESS
April 11, 2011, 3:25 pm
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Ballard News Tribune
StudentCam is an annual C-SPAN documentary competition which encourages students to create short films about political and public policy matters. This year’s theme was “Washington, DC, Through My Lens,” which asked middle and high school students to address issues directly impacting their communities. C-SPAN’s Digital Bus came to Salmon Bay School on Friday morning to honor middle school student Leo Pfeifer, who won second prize in their documentary competition this year. The thirteen-year -old’s submission is titled “Homelessness: An American Crisis,” and deals with the homelessness issue on a local as well as national level. It features interviews with local Real Change vendors and unsheltered citizens residing in the Greater Seattle area. Salmon Bay School held a special assembly on Friday morning to honor Pfeifer’s achievement and screen his film. Leo said he plans to donate some of the money from his $1,500 prize and spend the rest on new film equipment so he can continue making movies. Check out his YouTube channel here to watch the prize winning video.

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