Thursday, September 7, 2023
Makayla Smith '21
Makayla Smith '21 wrote the short film "The Valedictorian" her senior year as a natural response to what was happening in 2020 as it touches on the realities of being a young person of color in America. Through Malone's LAFSC study abroad program she was able to connect with Kary Perez whose production company Rise Up Films made the project come to life. The film will be shown at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival September 15 at 8:45 p.m. at Atlas Cinemas.