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The “Spirit of Moondance” Award from the Moondance Festival in Colorado.

“Best Human Rights Film” from the Taglio Corto Human Rights Film Festival in Florence.

“Honorary Youth Film Maker” and “Best Family Film, Short” at the Big Bear Film Festival in California.

“Award of Recognition” from the Kids Film Fest as part of the Brooklyn International Film Festival.

“The Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film” at the New York Independent Film Festival in New York.

Film Festivals:

UNITED has now been officially accepted by twenty film festivals around the world. These have included the Amnesty International on Campus Festival in New York and the New York Independent International Film and Video Film Festival, the Los Angeles Echo Park Human Rights Film Festival and LA Femme Film Festival, the Salento, the Giglio D’oro and the Florence International Film Festivals in Italy and the Moondance Festival in Colorado. UNITED was also selected recently for a festival in Iran.

Proclamations & Recognitions:

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UNITED has won praise from such notables as the California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn, and Craig Mokhiber, Deputy Director of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN Headquarters in New York. In Amersterdam, an organization that educates against oppression and discrimination through a historical exhibition for youth now shows UNITED at the end of each tour.


Human Rights are a cause of great importance to me. Educating the youth of not only California and this Nation, but the entire world community is something that is vital in the mission for world tolerance, peace and unity. Not only does Mr. Lexton have a great talent in filmmaking but he is a great advocate and educator. His film will reach and impact the lives of many throughout the world. — Arnold Schwarzenegger - Governor of California

"Brilliant. An important contribution to human rights education." — Craig Mokhiber, Deputy Director, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, New York.

"Your organization's commitment to human rights education is praiseworthy." — James K. Hahn, Mayor of Los Angeles

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