Incoming Amador Valley High School junior Jacob Baer's documentary has been selected to screen at the 2014 Varsity Brands All-American High School Film Festival from October 24-27 at the AMC Empire Theaters in New York City's Times Square.
According to the festival committee, thousands of films from over 45 states and 15 countries were submitted.
The video called "CODA Pride" is a documentary highlighting Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) and their experiences, relationships and their bilingual community. It is described as "powerful in its deconstruction of deaf stereotypes."
The film was written, directed and edited by Baer, and includes other Pleasanton Unified students such as Rachael Baer, Sarah Baer, Dante Brooke, Jackson Anderson-Kovacs, Danielle Moyers, Jarod Moyers, and Jessica Smario.
"I love seeing students use their creativity and passion," said Pleasanton schools superintendent Parvin Ahmadi. "Congratulations to all students who were involved. We are fortunate to have such wonderful students who will continue to make this a better world."
"CODA Pride" can be viewed online.