Winner
AWI Short Film Competition

Jake Always

For 20 years, Jamie Wehmeyer studied the concept of resilience. She taught it to others. Then her family learned it in a way they couldn’t have imagined.

Content heads up: trauma, loss, grief

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Director: Kevin Allen & Steve Hebert

Kevin Allen leverages his decades of experience as a reporter in major markets including San Francisco, Chicago, D.C., and Kansas City to create videos, documentaries and multimedia pieces designed to shed light on important issues and bring about positive change. His focus has always been on telling stories of ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges.  Steve Hebert grew up in Kansas and has reported on a wide range of issues ranging from farming to America’s post 9/11 wars. Hebert has spent over 20 years working professionally for newspapers and magazines including Pro Publica, Time, US News and World Report, Business Week, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. He is one of the only photojournalists to have been granted access to embed with the U.S. Army Green Berets in Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, and the Philippines. His work has always sought to lift the voices of those not heard and to bring viewers to places they may never go.