First-year Filmmaking major, Anna Steeley, was interviewed on Monday by WCAX News about her film Race to Vermont, which was screened at the Martin Luther King Community Day at Burlington’s ECHO Center.
Steeley’s film started out as a high school project to acknowledge the kinds of racial slurs she encountered after moving to Vermont from Pittsburgh. Race to Vermont made it all the way to the Vermont International International Film Festival last October, as part of the Vermont Filmmakers Showcase featuring films from the Freedom & Unity TV – Film Competition
With her film, Steeley hopes to bring awareness to the issue of racism in schools. She wants people to be aware that it still exists, even in Vermont.
Listen to her full interview here.