Destiny Arts Center featured in documentary

Directed by Suzanne LeFetra and David Collier, F R E E, a documentary film that highlights the mission and impact of the Oakland-based nonprofit Destiny Arts Center, was released on October 11. The Destiny Arts Center has been a part of the Berkeley Board Fellows program for the past 8 years. The Center combines dance, theater, or martial arts with “a clearly articulated philosophy and methodology of peaceful conflict resolution to assist youth in avoiding or diffusing potentially violent situations, build a more holistic sense of self, increase empathy for others, and augment youths’ capacity for productive self-expression.”

F R E E focuses on the lives of five teenagers whose involvement with the Destiny Arts Center has helped them overcome their personal difficulties, including rape and gang violence.

For more information on the film, check out these San Francisco Chronicle articles: 1 2

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