The Hudson Link Documentary “Zero Percent,” which focuses on Hudson Link’s college program inside the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, just won the first ever Silver Heart Award at the Dallas International Film Festival. The award, which is a tremendous honor, was granted by Embrey Family Foundation and rewards “a film for their dedication to fighting injustices and creating social change for the improvement of humanity.” Prior to announcing the award, the presenter gave “Zero Percent” high praise and talked about the resonating themes of redemption and the power of education throughout the film. It was an amazing evening.
“Zero Percent” has also been accepted to the “Waterfront Film Festival” in Michigan being held June 9th-12th.
My son Tim Skousen was the director and producer for “Zero Percent,” with producer Robert Fernandez and Moxie Pictures, working to make this vision a reality. Tim was inspired to take on this project upon hearing on the moving stories and experiences his mother, my wife, Jo Ann Skousen, shared. Jo Ann teaches English and literature as part of the Hudson Link program. (Yours truly also teaches economics.) And thank you to all who support Hudson Link in its efforts to help transform lives through education.
Hudson Link will be scheduling screenings of “Zero Percent” in New York City and Westchester this summer. Please visit the Hudson Link website to stay updated on scheduled dates.