The Strong Force recently won the Audience Award at the Southern Colorado Film Festival in Alamosa, Colorado in October 2017.  Writer-director Isabelle Zaugg, ICLS Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Mellon-Sawyer Seminar in Global Language Justice, was invited by the festival to present a Q&A on the film as well as lead a panel on the topic of “Community Filmmaking.”  The Strong Force won the Festival Heart Award at the Intendence Film Festival in Denver, Colorado in June 2017.  It was also among the “Honored Films” at the District Cinema Student Film Festival in Washington, D.C. in April 2017.