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Golden Kahuna Award – Documentary
Honolulu Film Awards
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Golden Palm Award – Documentary
Mexico International Film Festival
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Special July Award – Documentary
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Vegas Vikings

The award-winning documentary Vegas Vikings presents the story behind the successful turnaround of Sierra Oeste, the most dangerous neighborhood in Las Vegas, to save the children living there. The project achieved a record 75% reduction in violent crime, which was due to the collaborative efforts by a local group of compassionate, fearless individuals.

For the over 15 million children in low-income USA the future is discouraging according to sociologist Karl Alexander at Johns Hopkins University. His team followed close to 800 children in low-income West Baltimore for over 25 years with the conclusion that where you start in life is where you end up in life. The findings revealed that it is close to impossible to escape your socio-economic status. It was on the basis of the bleak situation for children in low-income communities Christian Schoyen, an advocate for helping underprivileged children, decided to create a replicable universal 21-day challenge that could be implemented in any struggling high crime community. He next traveled to Las Vegas to put his program and social experiment to test in Sierra Oeste, the most dangerous neighborhood of Las Vegas to prove that the impossible is possible.

Vegas Vikings reveals a new proven way to change the future for the struggling children and low-income communities of America.

Director: Christian Schoyen
Producers: Christian Schoyen, Christin Tellefsen

Awards:

Winner, Special July Award – Documentary
Nevada Film Festival
Winner, Golden Kahuna Award – Documentary
Honolulu Film Awards
Winner, Golden Palm Award – Documentary
Mexico International Film Festival
Winner, Best Feature Documentary
Miami Independant Film Festival

Played at

Music Hall, 10.02.15 - 10.08.15
Rated NR
Genre: Documentary
Web Site: http://hometown-he...
Runtime: 67 min
Language: English
Cast: Barbara Kenig, Christopher Tomaino, Erik Pappa, Fred Schultz, Gina Greisen, John Pelletier, Joshua Stark, Julie Murray, Kyle Dunlap, Lollo Sievert, Matt Cox, Matthew Teis, Michael Libonati, Phil Merges, Weston Conwell

Awards:
  • Winner, Golden Kahuna Award – Documentary, Honolulu Film Awards
  • Winner, Golden Palm Award – Documentary, Mexico International Film Festival
  • Winner, Special July Award – Documentary, Nevada Film Festival