Notable Press

“…an uplifting colorful documentary.” – San Francisco Chronicle


“I’m so glad you made this film. You showed what it’s like to be our age… I haven’t seen a film like that before.” – Student, Berkeley High

“FREE was such a beautiful, three dimensional portrait of a program that is building emotional resilience and courage in some of Oakland’s most vulnerable and talented young people.” – Courtney E. Martin, Author of Do It Anyway and Project Rebirth

“A gift to teens everywhere.” -Ellen Bruno, director of SPLIT

“Thank you for the opportunity to show FREE in my classroom. My students also face enormous challenges in their homes and families.They paid rapt attention to the film and saw that others in similar situations were able to find alternative paths to cope with and change their lives.” – Karen Rakofsky, alternative high school teacher

“FREE was a tremendously real look at what struggling inner city teens face in their everyday lives.  We were extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to share this film with our students.” -Rebecca C. Walker, Principal Fort Bragg High School




“37th Mill Valley Film Festival, Big Success”. Talk 2SV. 

“David and Suzanne’s Documentary F R E E Premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival”. Studio B Blog.

“Destiny Dance Gives Hope to Oakland Youth”. San Francisco Gate.

“Film Explores Oakland Teens’ Artistic Collaboration”. KALW Forum (radio broadcast).

“F R E E Documents Destiny Arts” Oakland Magazine.

“From Curbside to FREE”. Piedmont Post. (link currently unavailable)

“Mill Valley Film Fest: 5 Things We’re Excited About”. Mercury News.

“Mill Valley Film Festival: ‘F R E E’”. San Francisco Chronicle.

“Mill Valley Film Festival Ready to Roll”. San Francisco Gate.

“Free to Be You and Me”. Huffington Post. to-be- you-and-me_b_6861046.html

“Film highlights dance, challenges of growing up in Oakland.” Marinji.

“F R E E.” An article by co-director Suzanne LaFetra about the making of F R E E, a A Media for Just Society Finalist.

“Inside NVFF’s INSPIRE 2015”. Napa Valley Film Fest. nvffs-inspire- 2015




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