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"Until lions tell their own stories, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter."
~African Proverb

Luke White and Hubert Brandon


verb; to bring to a focus or into focus; cause to converge on a perceived point

Focused. Arts. Media. eDucation (FAMe), focuses on telling stories and preserving histories of communities that are underrepresented in mainstream media

John Curry


noun; the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

FAMe brings to light what is beautiful in underrepresented or marginalized communities through hands-on community oriented workshops.

Voices of the Hill Community Screening


noun; the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet,that reach or influence people widely

FAMe utilizes multiple platforms and formats from documentaries, photography, interactive media, augmented reality and more.

Avaughn Lardell and Tae Carter


noun; an enlightening experience

Education is at the heart of all programming, from teaching film production techniques to teaching communities through public screenings and talks.  


"Focused Arts Curriculum understands that different kids have various needs in the classroom and  understands how to serve those needs through media education."

Coordinating Producer at American Documentary | POV

"Focused Arts is committed to teaching students that learning is a holistic approach and has facilitated various student inspired programs at the high school level."

Content Expert at Cleveland Metropolitan School District

"I worked with Focused Arts during their seminal work on the Twinsburg Heights documentary and was simply astounded. This amazing project was able to bring together diverse factions of a fractured community and weave together a seamless history of a historical community."

Senior Consultant at Non-Profit Business Solutions

"The Director of Programming is a highly skilled filmmaker, producer and teacher. She uses her film knowledge to support the development of adolescents through experiential learning."

Research Professional at Case Western Reserve University

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