Click here to read THE CHICAGO DAILY HERALD, 2/25/08, by Jim Fuller, staff reporter


"I loved every second of this film, every frame. Great cinematography.
I loved all the actors' performances, and Jason...what terrific
songs. People will love this from you, Dawn.  Congratulations on an
awesome job and in doing something that really MEANS something.
You're so lucky to be able to do that in this day and age, and so
blessed to have the talent to pull it off!
"—J. Randy Taraborrelli,
best-selling author of celebrity biographies, Los Angeles, CA


"'68 and Clear' aims at contributing to the strengthing of international understanding, peace and friendship among peoples. It promotes intercultural dialogue in the spirit of the ideals and aims of UNESCO."--Dr. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Black International Cinema, Berlin, Germany


"The poignant socio-political commentary running through your work
gives it a deeper meaning. I also enjoyed the fact that you are
influenced by Europe and European cinema. You have a very strong
screen presence, so I'm happy that you are not just content to write
and direct but also take the leading roles…"
—Bryan Gartside, director, End of the Pier Film Festival, Bognor Regis (West Sussex), UK


"I'm loving your movies! I've seen lots of self-obsessed political ranting, but you've done an amazing job superseding that sort of didactic platform to create SELF-AWARE political ranting, something completely new to me, and I think fits our very definition of indie film: Too intelligent for the mainstream, too baldly emotional for the art galleries. We're very excited to open our festival with '68º & Clear'."
—Peter Salladé, director, New Beijing Film Festival, Beijing, China


"'68 & Clear' is a breath-taking story in the tradition of Dr. (Martin Luther) King's teachings. We are thrilled to invite it to have its U.S. premiere at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington, DC." --Corey "CJ" Jennings, Next Generation Awareness Foundation, Washington, DC


"Every film you do is a departure from the last and an exploration of new territory. Yours is a filmography filled with well-directed, acted and photographed stories, of those that I have seen, each unique. Congratulations!"--James Tjekisa Hall, director, Golden Lion Film Festival, Manzini, Swaziland, Africa


"Mi è piaciuto molto, bello! Sopratutto l'interpretazione di Dawn Westlake."--Gianluca Castellini, director, SediciCorto Film Festival, Forlì, Italy


"We screened your film as part of the London Filmmakers Convention...very much enjoyed by the audience. What a kindly, sweet film it is. We will definitely screen it again in the '08 (August) Fest."--Jonathan Barnett, director, Portobello Film Festival, London, UK


"I've just watched your are damn good at this, aren't you?? Very impressive...I'm in the presence of a real filmmaker here."--Scott Hillier, director, ECU Film Festival, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France


"Dawn, it's awesome that you're moved to create media to create change...great for you!!!" --Steven Starr, CEO/founder, & producer of the 2008 Sundance doc, "Flow: For the Love of Water", Los Angeles, CA


"Questo film è bellissimo! Auguroni!" --Fiorangelo Pucci, director, Fano International Film Festival, Fano, Italy


"Your film played for thousands of people at the Bush Fire Festival in Malkerns, Swaziland (on August 3, 2008). It was the best received of all the narrative films. The crowd applauded appreciatively and even whistled at the end, as concert crowds do!"--James Tjekisa Hall, Manzini, Swaziland, Africa


"You left me speechless. I hope your country's embassy in Macedonia will help me to bring you over here to present this film, and that we'll see you in Skopje very soon."

--Igor Spasovski, director, Film Festival Kota 2023, Skopje, Macedonia