Akshay M Shah
Producer, "Beacons of Hope," Los Angeles
When Chicago is talked about, its often from a perspective of crime and violence. However, Akshay Shah, a producer on the “Beacons of Hope” documentary, learned there’s much more in these neighborhoods than meets the eye. As he met the beacons of hope featured in the film, he came to see that there are welcoming, loving people who are enjoyable to be around and you can trust to be a good neighbor, no matter what’s going on in the streets around them. Shah’s hope is that “Beacons of Hope” will continue to inspire the beacons to do their good work and bring awareness to others of the truth about the wonderful people who live in Chicago.