“The Alliance for Community Media-Northeast Region recently awarded Haverhill Community Television’s Chris Bowden, program director, first place in the category of Community Impact.

The award came at the 13th annual Northeast Video Festival at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

The Northeast Region encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The 10-minute video titled “Weapon Violence’’ was created and produced in collaboration with the Violence Intervention and Prevention program (VIP) at Haverhill High School.

‘I was very fortunate to work closely with the VIP team to produce an impactful public service announcement that focuses on the devastating consequences of choosing violence over other conflict resolutions,’’ Bowden said. ‘VIP came up with the concept, and I produced and directed the piece according to their goals and vision.’

The VIP team is made up of a diverse group of high school students committed to preventing violence and promoting peace and within their school and community. Lori Curry, co-advisor of the group with Carol Ireland, has turned to HCTV for six years for guidance and support to create anti-violence videos.”

Local TV director receives award for anti-violence video
The Haverhill Gazette
June 13, 2013

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