May 09, 2008

Carissa PhelpsLOS ANGELES - Carissa, the short-film documentary directed by UCLA Anderson alumnus David Sauvage (’07), received the jury prize at the Newport Beach Film Festival in the “Best Documentary Short” category last week.

The documentary details the life of Sauvage’s classmate, Carissa Phelps (’07). Phelps was abandoned as a child in Fresno, California. She was ultimately forced into prostitution at the age or 12 as a means of survival. The film describes how she turned her life around, eventually and simultaneously earning an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a law degree from the UCLA School of Law.

Read the story in the Orange Country Register.

Visit David Sauvage’s website.

Visit the Carissa Project website.

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