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Hamilton Commons

2011: Documentary/ News Report Category

Documentaries and news reports are factual accounts of true events, using interviews, b-roll, narration and event footage. The documentary/news report winners this year explored volunteerism, bullying, autism, littering, and adulthood.






FIRST PLACE, HIGH SCHOOL

"Anything is Possible" | Patrick Meyer, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
A tender look at autism from the perspective of those who live with the diagnosis and their families.






SECOND PLACE, HIGH SCHOOL

"Armenian Litterbugs" | Ani Acopian, Moravian Academy High School
This documentary explores the problem of littering in a town in Armenia and one girl's attempt to find a solution.






THIRD PLACE, HIGH SCHOOL

"Adulthood" | Andre Reid, Dan Martin, and Victoria Lomax, WHYY Afterschool
Teens have always been curious about what it's like to be an adult. This documentary explores what it means to be an adult from the teen perspective.







FIRST PLACE, MIDDLE SCHOOL

"Bullying" | Marykate Santalucia, Peirce Middle School
A whimsical depiction of the dangers and pressures bullying can have on youth. The film offers some solutions if you are a victim.






SECOND PLACE, MIDDLE SCHOOL

"Volunteerism in America" | Dylan Yachyshen, Penn Alexander School
This documentary explains the historical significance of volunteerism in shaping American identity.