Petersburg Rising Film winning awards – What’s Next now?

With generous support from individuals nationwide, the Virginia Governor’s Film Office, PBS-Affiliate VPM, and the Claude Moore Foundation, we entered and won our second International Film Festival. We invite you to view the movie on PBS stations throughout the state of Virginia, beginning with VPM in Richmond this Fall of 2021. Now …

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Petersburg Rising – Triple Wins at the Richmond Film Festive

This summer, the Petersburg Rising film entered the Richmond Film Festival and came away with not only the overall “Official Selection” of the event, but also won the Audience Choice and the Founders Award too! We invite you to view the movie on PBS stations throughout the state of Virginia, …

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Petersburg Rising Film Complete – What’s Next?

We have met our initial goals to date, thanks to the generous support of people like YOU who are credited within the now completed, Petersburg Rising film! Petersburg Rising… Has won First Place in the Oliver White Hill Social Justice film festival; Is now being sponsored & supported by the …

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Petersburg Rising

Film Site (see the trailer)Donations (join us) This a common American Story of economic boom-to-bust, with an unusual twist: an extraordinary group of leaders entered the picture to turn the tide by investing in children and their education. Petersburg was to be their model for the state, and perhaps the nation. …

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Failure Is Not an Option™ in 2018!

When I asked 13-year-old Angie why she had recently joined the Latin Kings gang on Chicago’s South Side, she looked at me like I wasn’t too bright, but entertained the question anyway. ”Why wouldn’t I join?! My uncle is on the gang, my friends are in it and so is my boyfriend,” …

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