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KARINA FILMS | print and website design: The feature-length documentary, Finding the Gold Within, followed six African American men from Akron, Ohio, through their first two years of college. Despite their high levels of confidence and critical thinking, each faced challenges and the stark reality of being away from their families and communities. By referring back to their mentors of Alchemy—an innovative urban youth program—we see how the young men continuously kept “their eyes on the prize” with self-knowledge, discipline and renewed confidence. This moving story and beautiful photography guided the material’s visuals with keywords of hope and inspiration. Photography: From the documentary Finding the Gold Within by Karina Epperlein. Akron image by Wes Hollendonner. Site programming and integration: Tony Immordino and Stan Tausan


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