About the project
What made you go with this concept for FAIL?
Part of my work involves teaching seniors to use social media. I interviewed four different seniors and asked them the question — “What does it mean to fail?” Each person I interviewed gave a different answer, a different insight. I wanted to showcase honesty in an unvarnished way, to keep storytelling to a minimum and let the interviewees speak for themselves. The result was purity without pretense.
About the FilmMaker
ABOUT THE CALENDAR
In the wake of tension between law enforcement and the community, two Kansas City police officers dining at a Chili’s restaurant were handed a note by a teen. Scribbled on a napkin, the note—and police efforts to locate the teen—went viral. We think it shows that failure is often accompanied by glimmers of hope.