Project: World Refugee Day 2014 Phoenix

Format: Awards Honoree Video

For: Refugee Focus

Skydrift film director Dawn created the honoree video that played for a packed house at the annual celebration of World Refugee Day in Phoenix, AZ. Featuring individual refugees, families, and a standout community partner, the video was used to introduce the evening's honored guests before each of them was presented an award.

Note from Dawn: Pre-production began nine days before the premier, during which time the award recipients were still being selected; and though there are B-roll, cuts, and sound issues I wish I had had time to address, I am proud of the stories told, the editorial decisions made, the interview style, and the effect the video had on the audience, particularly on colleagues and families of the people who were receiving well-deserved recognition that night.

The video is in two parts, nine minutes and six minutes long.