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The Art of Hope

USA -  17 minutes

Writer/Director: Benjamin J Bogard
Producer: Benjamin J Bogard, Katie Johnston

Offering sanctuary in the last frontier, Hope Community Resources Inc. provides resources to individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. At the main campus in Anchorage, Hope Studios, a fully functioning art studio, serves as a safe space for free ideas and expression. Surrounded by bright colors and quirky artwork, vibrant individuals create collaborative projects to support the studio and their careers as artists. three artists (Justin Humphrey, Kristine Ethel Whalen, and Judy Evans) share their personal stories of challenges and hope as they find their life purpose. The Art of Hope tells the story of a community creating art every day, communicating with the world that inability and disability are not synonymous terms.