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Canyon Crest Academy students shed light on autism through new documentary

Canyon Crest Academy students shed light on autism through new documentary

The cover for the documentary Ascent. Courtesy

A group of high school students at Canyon Crest Academy has completed their first documentary film called Ascent, about an 18-year-old rock climber named Joshua Golden who has autism. The filming and directing team included Max Miesen, Reed Martin, Max Mereminsky, Riley Scott, Gabriel Yung and Noah Hecht, who all shared equal roles in the making of the film.

The idea for the 11-minute documentary came about when one of the directors, Reed Martin, met Joshua in middle school.

“I showed our team his Instagram account @joshuagoldenclimbs,” explains Martin, “and we were immediately drawn in. His feats of rock...

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