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David Qiu Gives A Little Love

When David Qiu heard that the White House was sponsoring a Student Film Festival — and the theme was the impact of service, and giving back — he realized he had a perfect setting. Staples High School places a great emphasis on those 2 ideals.

David — now a junior — created a 3-minute video. It’s entirely student done. Filmed all at Staples, it’s filled with scenes of small, random acts of kindness. Each one leads to another.

Julie Kempner adds great vocals to a “Give a Little Love” cover, backed by Phil Foisie (guitar), Ivan Feder (drums), Nate Fanning (cello), and — on piano — David Qiu himself.

There were over 1500 entries in the Film Festival. David’s earned honorable mention.

Soon, it will be posted on the WhiteHouse.gov website.

But you can watch it right now, below:

(If your browser does not take you directly to YouTube, click here.)