BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It has become a worldwide debate and hot topic with the changing of the guard in the presidency, and one former Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate is trying to bring the refugee issue a little bit closer to home. 

Daniella Hobbs, a 2013 BRHS graduate and current Ithaca College student, won the jury award from the Director’s Guild of America Student Film Awards for Minority and Women Directors for her documentary, “City of Good Neighbors.”

“When I submitted the film, I thought it was a film festival where they choose a ton of films and screen them all,” she said. “I didn’t realize it was an actual award ceremony, so to be chosen for the award after so many people submitted films was pretty incredible.”

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The documentary, Hobbs said, is about the refugee community in Buffalo, and how those residents are contributing to the overall development of the city.

Want to know more about the award and documentary? Check out the March issue of The BReeze, arriving at homes in the next few days, for the full story!