Cast your vote for MY HERO People’s Choice Award

It’s time to cast your vote and help choose the winner of The MY HERO 2018 People’s Choice Award. To participate, watch the seven short hero-themed films (28 minutes total), which are this year’s finalists, and vote for your favorite. This is a great opportunity to begin a conversation about what makes a hero and what makes a good short film. 

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Tony Hawk teamed up with LBPD to create an anti-bullying short film, which is nominated for The MY HERO People’s Choice Award

The short films up for award include:

Still I Rise – by Gabriel Diamond – A visual and musical interpretation of American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou›s electrifying poem «Still I Rise.» 

The Last Straw – by Lynne Cherry – Nine-year-old Milo Cress is concerned about the millions of straws that pollute waterways and harm ocean creatures. With the help of some friends, he takes his fight to become «straw free» all the way to Capitol Hill.

Āmrikā – by Nicole Bahar – An Iranian-American teenager examines stereotypes after traveling to a small village in Iran to interview people about America. 

Looking After Our Country – by Mark Pearce – A young Indigenous leader and family man speaks out about plans to build a large gas complex in the heart of one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. 

Save My School – by Destiny Brown and Tahir Juba – Led by a group of high school activists, a community turns out to fight the impending $130 million dollar budget cut proposed for Baltimore City Public Schools.

Laguna Beach Police Department’s Anti-Bullying Campaign – by LBPD Social Media Team – A short film that features skateboard legend Tony Hawk and Captain Jeff Calvert addressing the issue of bullying.

Protecting the Amazon by Advancing Indigenous Rights – by Paul Paz y Mino – Partnered with Indigenous and environmental organizations, “Amazon Watch” protects ecological systems and advances the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. 

Since 1995, The MY HERO Project has provided a platform for people of all ages to create, share and discover heroes through art, audio, short films, and stories. With more than 20 million visitors to the website this year, the organization has created a vast global community that promotes peace, tolerance, conservation, and gratitude. 

The MY HERO Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations fund the organization’s award-winning educational programs. 

To watch the final films, click here. 

The MY HERO Project is located at 1278 Glenneyre St, Unit 286.