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Video: New trailer released for The Washington Post’s first feature-length film ‘First and 17’

A new trailer launched today for the June 20 world premiere of ‘First and 17,’ The Washington Post’s first feature-length film that will be showcased at this year’s AFI DOCS International Documentary Film Festival. The video, ‘First and 17: The First Five Minutes,’ offers audiences an inside look at the challenges a top-ranked high school football recruit faces as he makes one of the most difficult decisions in his life.

Directed by Post video journalist, Brad Horn, the film follows the pressures, emotions and drama of a highly coveted football recruit on and off the field during his senior year of high school. Immediately following the film’s premiere, a panel discussion moderated by Post High School Sports editor, Matt Brooks, and featuring the film’s director and high school football coach, Karibi Dede, will continue the conversation on how the project came together. Full panel details are listed below.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
3:15 p.m. panel discussion will immediately follow screening
Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Moderator: Matt Brooks, High School Sports Editor, The Washington Post

  • Director, Brad Horn
  • Coach, Karibi Dede

The Post is a major media sponsor and presenter of The Washington Post Film Strand at the annual five-day AFI DOCS International Documentary Film Festival as part of its ongoing commitment to documentary films. To learn more about The Post’s community involvement visit,