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Samantha Skinner, senior at widefield high school
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Meet Samantha Skinner

Samantha Skinner is an aspiring filmmaker. The Widefield high school senior will be releasing her first film called, "It Could Be Worse? " a personal film about body image. Sam attended the Youth Documentary Academy during the summer of 2022. Her film and ten other short films address the important social and mental health issues youth from our region face.

"I think it’s important because we are a very closer off generation and a lot of people don't like speaking on sensitive topics (in my experience)," said Sam.

Sam wants people to be more confident in who they are, no matter their size, and to be okay with insecurities because everyone has them. Sam said she really enjoyed filming, working with the camera, setting up the backdrops, and coming up with questions for her interviewees. She is planning on going to film school and becoming a movie director. Sam would also like to act. She has been in theater at school since her freshman year and is looking forward to performing in upcoming school plays. 

The world premiere of the 11 new films from the YDA is Saturday, November 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Colorado College Richard Celeste Theater at the Edith Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave). 

General tickets: $15 adults, $7.50 18 and under. Purchase tickets here

Since 2014, Widefield School District 3 is proud to have had 13 students graduate from the Youth Documentary Academy, and of those, six students had their films broadcast on the PBS series "OUR TIME" presented by Rocky Mountain PBS and now distributed nationally on PBS via American Public Television.