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Premiering Tonight – AFI “Just Like You” Video

It’s a true joy to be able to do what I absolutely love every day and that’s tell compelling stories about great people and organizations making a difference in our world. Lakeland based Alliance for Independence is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities, training and hope for those with mental and physical disabilities.

Last week, we shot the newest video for AFI entitled, “Just Like You”. This video follows three clients from AFI and gives a closer look at their dreams, ambitions and challenges they face living in a world of disabilities.

Every time I step on the campus of AFI I learn to get back to the basics and enjoy the little things in life. The clients at AFI are so amazing. They get so excited about a camera being around. They learn my name and never miss an opportunity to say hi. They value hard work and take tremendous pride in every thing they set out to do. They learn to live through their labels and unrecognized ability and push to become more than anyone expected them to be.

Tonight at the Lakeland Center, AFI will hold it’s annual fundraiser and the video “Just Like You” will make it’s premiere. We certainly hope the video will be as powerful to the audience as it was to us who made it. We invite you to watch the video “Just Like You” below:

We also invite you to watch the vision video we created for AFI last year that helped raise a tremendous amount of money to help the program continue operating.

Michael G. Barrett