Tuesday, May 6, 2008

DACC Students Win Film Competition

From the Las Cruces Sun-News:

DACC team wins film competition

Sun-News report
Article Launched: 05/05/2008 12:00:00 AM MDT

SANTA FE — A team from Doña Ana Community College has won first place in New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera's student film competition, aimed at encouraging people with disabilities to vote in this year's elections.

Aron Hethcox, who directed the winning entry, "That's My Vote," said his team "wanted to make (its) script jump out."

"We are all equal when it comes to voting and that's what we wanted to demonstrate. It's an honor for our team to win the competition. We wanted our voices heard and they were," Hethcox said.

Art Scheriber, president of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico, called the production "sensitive, informed and inspiring."

The DACC team's winning 30-second public service announcement earned members $750 and their film will be offered for broadcast statewide.

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