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Local students honored in 2016 film contest

October 13, 2016

Story by Hannah Sparling , hsparling@enquirer.com 3:51 p.m. EDT October 11, 2016

There were hundreds of nominations for the 2016 Student Film Festival, according to the White House website, including documentaries, live-action and animated shorts. The theme was, “The World I Want to Live in.

“Strikingly,” the website states, “few submissions envisioned a technology-driven, science-fiction-esque future. Rather, it seems that this generation of youth are inspired by something much more simple: the dream of a more tolerant, more fair, more environmentally-friendly world.”

“Don’t Tell Me,” is a short film by four Cincinnati students, Leah Young, from Walnut Hills High School, and Ti’Asia Boner, Nayeli Ramirez Puac and Angela Ramirez Puac, from St. Joseph Academy.

“Don’t Tell Me” is one of two local films that earned an honorable mention at the 2016 White House Student Film Festival. The other, called “Frere,” or brother, is by Walnut Hills students Xander Wynn and Jeremiah Bolden and Withrow University High School student Ellary Cooper. “Frere” follows the story of two brothers reunited after years apart.

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