Award-Winning Documentary Featuring Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Students Premieres Locally At Lookout Wild Film Festival

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The award-winning film will premiere locally at the Lookout Wild Film Festival at Memorial Auditorium.

“When the Dust Settles” highlights the resilience and strength of wild mustangs and the underserved, young women that work alongside them through the Mustang Leadership Partners program.

“When the Dust Settles” features Mustang Leadership Partners program participants from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy and the school’s co-founder, Dr. Sue Anne Wells.

“The mustang is a part of our heritage and embodies the American spirit,” said Dr. Wells. “There is a majestic quality about mustangs that is hard to put into words...they are survivors and can teach us all important life lessons.”

Shot and directed by Glen Sweitzer and Dave Molesworth, the award-winning feature length film showcases the irreplaceable skills and tools that the young women in the program develop while working alongside the mustangs.

Although many of the program participants had never even touched a horse before beginning the program, through hard work, patience, and guidance from their leader Dr. Wells, these young women have gained self-confidence, perseverance, and the courage to face new challenges.

Throughout the film, the connections and relationships the students and mustangs have developed will captivate and inspire.

“When the Dust Settles” will premiere at the Lookout Wild Film Festival in Chattanooga at the Memorial Auditorium on Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. “When the Dust Settles” will also be shown at the FEI World Equestrian Games in September, 2018 in North Carolina.

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