Middle School

Emma Cushman: A Light in the Darkness

Directed by: Luke Boyden and Colin Everts | Produced by: Colin Caviness | Documentary | 2016 | USA | 10:49



Students Luke Boyden, Colin Everts, and Colin Caviness created an documentary award-winning short film for the Lowell Milken Center Discovery Award competition on unsung hero Emma Darling Cushman, an American nurse who saved the lives of thousands of Armenian children during the Armenian genocide. In addition to caring for countless orphans, Cushman served as Acting Consul of the Allies and Neutral Nations, overseeing millions of dollars in relief funds and prisoner exchanges. Because of their work to bring Cushman’s unsung heroism to light, the students have been given the honor of inscribing her headstone.