About a month ago, an organization called One Day on Earth contacted us about making a film. They wanted us to participate in a crowd-sourced film project that documented 11 cities in America. Denver, Colorado was one of those cities, so as proud Coloradans, we agreed. There was a catch though. We had to shoot the entire film in one day, and in this film, we had to address some of the following questions:

Why are you in your city?
What do you love about your city?
What is the best thing happening in your city today?
What are your city’s biggest challenges?
Who is your city not serving?
What is the worst thing that could happen to your city?
What are the solutions that your city needs to implement?
How are people changing the future of your city?
What do you hope for your city in the next 20 years?
Ask your own question about your city.

We tossed around various film topics–poverty, healthcare, transportation, education, nature–but the truth is, there are many reasons we’re proud of Denver and many areas of concern for us as well. The Colorado Paradox is a real phenomenon. We are a city of contradictions sometimes, but that is alright if we recognize it. We can use our minds and mortar to strengthen our future. That’s what we wanted to make a film about. A city tells a story, so let’s make it worth telling! Here’s One Day in Denver.

Ava Love,

Joseph

Written by Joseph Zhang

Joseph is the co-founder and Board President of Project Ava. He believes a well-told story can foster understanding, promote awareness, and inspire people to action. He has a love for writing and film making, both of which has led him to various parts of the world in search of meaningful stories.

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