On January 5th, DATA joined 1100 other Coachella Valley students for the kickoff of the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. This special event was made possible by the efforts of PSUSD Visual and Performing Arts coordinator, Louisa Castrodale, and Palm Springs International Film Society's Educational Programming Coordinator, Ken Jacobsen.
Students viewed two films, had Q&A with the director and cast members from Louder Than A Bomb, and Skype'd with the director of Soul Boy from her office in Nairobi. Lunch was also provided by Chipotle.
The two films featured during the day for students were:
Students were also given free admission for the following evening features as part ofthe Student Screening Day: