Film is one of the most powerful mediums for capturing and conveying the human experience. Peninsula Member Jaime Espiritu from VCP Film recently completed a short film for the East Palo Alto Senior Center. The Center was in danger of having its funding cut by the City Council for the new fiscal year. Jaime’s film shone a spotlight on the critical community function that was being performed by the Center.
At the East Palo Alto Senior Center, every day is Christmas. Many needy senior citizen enjoyed free meals, revitalizing activities, and most importantly, human fellowship at the Center. Without funding, the Center would no longer be able to provide for even the most basic needs to these vulnerable members of our society. Please watch the short film below to learn about a story of the triumph of human compassion and generosity.