Empowering Creativity: The People's Pottery Project at the 2023 Durfee Retreat

In this mini-documentary, we embark on a transformative journey into the heart of the 'PEOPLE'S POTTERY PROJECT' as they join The Durfee Foundation's annual retreat. This compelling film showcases the powerful union of art, entrepreneurship, and communication, all dedicated to uplifting formerly incarcerated LGBTQIA+ individuals. Witness how the PEOPLE'S POTTERY PROJECT empowers these individuals to express themselves through the therapeutic art of pottery while equipping them with essential business skills. Through the lens of their remarkable journey, we also explore The Durfee Foundation's pivotal role in catalyzing growth and efficiency for nonprofit organizations, as they offer grants and mentorship. Join me in celebrating a remarkable story of resilience, creativity, and empowerment.

  • Nadjah Jones
  • Nadjah Jones
  • Nadjah Jones
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 9 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Nadjah Jones

I am an enthusiastic and dedicated Black female Filmmaker and Video Editor, driven by a passion for storytelling. While I'm embarking on the early stages of my career, my core belief centers around crafting innovative projects that shine a spotlight on narratives that demand to be heard. When you peer through the Licorne Lens, you'll discover a world of projects designed to captivate, educate, and unite people, fostering experiences that resonate universally—no matter your background, origin, beliefs, or life journey

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Director Statement

This mini-documentary marks a significant milestone in my journey as a filmmaker. It delves into the inspiring world of the 'PEOPLE'S POTTERY PROJECT' as they attend The Durfee Foundation's annual retreat. Dedicated to providing opportunities and support for formerly incarcerated LGBTQIA+ individuals, this remarkable organization combines the therapeutic art of pottery with vital business and communication skills development. The PEOPLE'S POTTERY PROJECT empowers individuals to not only express themselves through art but also fosters their growth as entrepreneurs and effective communicators.

In tandem with their mission, The Durfee Foundation plays a pivotal role by offering grants and mentorship to nonprofit organizations, catalyzing their growth and efficiency.

Being part of sharing these stories and the incredible work these organizations undertake is an honor I deeply cherish