Over a hundred people filled Ibdaa's community hall on the third floor of the center. It was very powerful to see the stories projected onto a big screen and I think the young people were pleased to share their pieces. Afterwards, we had a reception upstairs in the Ibdaa restaurant and three of the participants interviewed audience members to get feedback and discuss the impact of their words.
I haven't done any of the post-production work so I hadn't seen the pieces for a few weeks. During the screening I was yet again amazed by their work - their words, music and images fit so well together and tell such personal and powerful stories. I'm really looking forward to bringing the pieces to US audiences and hearing people's responses.