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#374280 - 04/22/10 09:26 AM Gigi Harris wins awards  
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Marty Offline
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Young author and filmmaker Gigi Harris won first place for National Award in the USA for Young Filmmaker Documentary for the work she produced in the San Mateo Subdivision. Gigi held the gorgeous Oscar like trophy and thanked her parents, her teacher, her grand parents, Reel Spirit and the people of San Mateo.

At the end of the award ceremony, one extra award was handed down, the announcement said, "We would like to ask one film maker here today to come back down to the front. Gigi Harris would you please join me here???" With Gigi at her side, the director of Reel Spirit proceeds to talk about the movie she produced, and how it is impacting the community of San Mateo. Because of her amazing work, Gigi was presented with an "Inspiration Award." There was a thunderous applause, and then throughout the room people began standing up until the entire room was standing.
Gigi Harris is only 9-years-old.

Gigi is also a published author and in January of last year, she donated one of her books to the San Pedro Library. Miss Harris began her book when she was six years old, and then it was selected for publication when she was eight. The book is also illustrated by Miss Harris.The story, “Stella and Orion” is about two children who were both named after stars and become friends. There are 10 short chapters as you follow their lives, and each chapter has illustrations of the children in their escapades.

#374402 - 04/22/10 09:09 PM Re: Gigi Harris wins awards [Re: Marty]  
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San Mateo - Award Winning Video
From: Francis Wilson <>

Dear Friends, I was amazed and truly inspired when I watched this attached video. It was done by an incredible 9 year old girl, Gigi Harris, (granddaughter of Dr. Will and Susan Lala of San Pedro). On April 17, 2010 she won first place in the USA National Young Film Maker Documentary Contest with her submission entitled, 'San Mateo'!!

As most of you know, Holy Cross Anglican School was specifically built in San Mateo to provide educational opportunities for the children of the community - many of whom were not receiving any schooling at that time. Part of the School's ongoing commitment has been to serve as an advocate for the disadvantaged people of San Mateo. Thanks be to God and with the help of wonderful folks like Gigi and all of you, we see progress being made every day!

Many of the children you'll see in the video are students at Holy Cross and there are even a few scenes of the school. Please continue to support Holy Cross as we work diligently to improve the lives of these children. Many thanks and blessings, Francis

12mb .wmv

#374411 - 04/22/10 09:48 PM Re: Gigi Harris wins awards [Re: Marty]  
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Bad link Marty.

#374413 - 04/22/10 10:14 PM Re: Gigi Harris wins awards [Re: SimonB]  
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try again, Simon, working fine here

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#374431 - 04/23/10 07:48 AM Re: Gigi Harris wins awards [Re: klcman]  
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Not here, the video above plays but the link in the last post gives a page cannot be displayed message.

#374457 - 04/23/10 07:31 PM Re: Gigi Harris wins awards [Re: SimonB]  
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odd..........the link works fine here, loads direct into Windows Media Player

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#374478 - 04/24/10 08:46 AM Re: Gigi Harris wins awards [Re: klcman]  
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working fine on windows and mac here. try right clicking and saving the file, then open into your video player. Your browser might be confused on the file type.

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