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DREAMERS. Meet Kadiri Sennefer, a young man born and raised in the city of Detroit. After overcoming challenges from his past, Kadiri enters the next chapter of his life: fatherhood. How does Kadiri navigate his life today? This short film explores his journey through his community efforts and the new outlook that has changed the perspective to his life. Through the principle of self-determination, Kadiri takes the direction of his life into his own hands. Run Time: 17 minutes

POE MACK | MUSIC VIDEO. Local Roanoke rapper Byron "Poe" Mack performs an original he wrote for The Roanoke Times' inaugural Holiday Music Video series. Collaborative video shooting and editing. Run Time: 2:43

READ THEN SCREAM. "The premise is simple: bring your favorite short story and read a small excerpt, then SCREAM!" The City Market Building, Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and Silver Seas PR hosted the contest Oct. 30, 2015. Run Time: 2:17

FAITH IN A FLICKER. Dereck Merrill's life changed in 2012 when he overdosed on drugs. He started using marijuana when he was 14 and slid down a slippery slope towards prescription pills. Watch how he and his family are recovering from a path down substance abuse. Read Beth Macy's story and more photos here. Run Time: 4:47

THE WESTSIDE DEBUTANTES. Two dozen students at Westside Elementary School learn how to waltz. The dance lessons are part of an enrichment and incentive program for fifth-grade girls at the Roanoke school. The Westside Debutantes teaches about character, leadership, careers and etiquette with the idea that it equips young girls with important life skills. Run Time: 3:13

ANNA'S STAGE. Anna Lanning of Nickerson, Kan., had dreams of Broadway stardom. Her dream has been met, just in a different way. Run Time: 3:09

REPETITIVE MOTION. Brian Anderson works by day as an accountant in Marietta, OH and has found a way to decompress from the daily grind. Collaborative video shooting and edit. Run Time: 3:12

611's HOMECOMING. Often cited as the most powerful steam locomotive ever built, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 was built in Roanoke in 1950 and was inoperable for 20 years. After undergoing restoration since May 2014 in Spencer, North Carolina, the powerful train received a welcome homecoming back to Roanoke on May 30, 2015. Collaborative video shooting, head producer. Run Time: 3:02 

BATHS | MUSIC VIDEO. NPR Tiny Desk Concert Series. Collaborative video shooting. Run Time: 19:20 minutes