December 1, 2019
ULTIMATE CITIZENS: Work-In-Progress Documentary Screening and Frisbee Clinic. Free family event features new ULTIMATE CITIZENS documentary about Seattle’s Hazel Wolf K-8 Ultimate Frisbee Champions and their extraordinary Iranian American Coach.
Selected scenes from ULTIMATE CITIZENS, a new documentary, will be screened as part of a special Ultimate Frisbee clinic with the star of the film on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Please dress to play Frisbee after the screening. The event is sponsored by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, Hullabaloo.tv and Flock This Way Films.
ULTIMATE CITIZENS, currently in production, features Seattle treasure Jamshid Khajavi, a 65-year- old grade school counselor and ultra-endurance athlete who uses the sport of Ultimate Frisbee to help children succeed in Seattle Public Schools.
Khajavi is a Mr. Rogers for our time, an immigrant and volunteer coach, who gently encourages students to move beyond hardships. ULTIMATE CITIZENS follows Khajavi and students from Seattle’s Hazel Wolf K-8 School through a winning season in the classroom and on the playing field. Khajavi and film director Francine Strickwerda will be presenting the Dec. 15 Film & Frisbee event.
Nature is key to ULTIMATE CITIZENS’ story of healing, with mountains, water, and blooming cherry trees as the backdrop for students diving to catch swooping Frisbees, and Khajavi’s ultra- endurance biking, running and swimming. ULTIMATE CITIZENS culminates in the thrill of Spring Reign, the world’s largest youth Ultimate Frisbee tournament that takes place annually in Burlington, Washington.
About Francine Strickwerda
Francine Strickwerda is an award-winning director of independent documentary films that have been broadcast and streamed on PBS, Showtime, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Her work has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation, Independent Television Service (ITVS), and many others. She is a principal and executive producer at Hullabaloo.tv, a creative video agency serving corporate clients and non-profits. Strickwerda began her storytelling career as a newspaper reporter, and she has a degree in journalism from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.
For Media Requests, Contact:
Francine Strickwerda, Flock This Way Films – Francine@flockthiswayfilms.com
Photos available upon request.