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The documentary All’s Well and Fair (http://AllsWellAndFair.com), directed by +Luci Westphal, is an ongoing project started in 1996. The documentary juxtaposes the lives and ideals of 3 single punk rock moms and their children during the 1990s with their realities and opinions in 2006 and 2016 - giving a unique perspective on alternative culture, growth and identity.

The 1996 version was a short documentary. The 2006 version was released as an interactive web series in 19 episodes and as a stand-alone 90-minute film on DVD. The 2016 version wrapped up filming in July 2016. It is currently in post-production.

In this collection you will find photos from behind-the-scenes of making this documentary.

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It's happening! Tessa (in from Alaska) + +Luci Westphal (in from Colorado) are inside of Death or Glory #Tattoo in #Gainesville #Florida right now for Tessa to get our #AWF3 tattoo. The last of the adults from All's Well and Fair to get the tattoo. 
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The biggest THANK YOU to +scott solary for giving me the money to "just pay for" the remaining interview transcriptions. It's taken me months to do just a fraction. Now, within 24 hours, all the majority of interview transcripts are just rolling in via Rev.com (Thanks for the tip, +Bo Mehrad!). I can't explain what a huge difference this makes. But let's just say: I can finally start the actual video editing!
I am so grateful for Scott's support of my work - in all the ways and through all the years he's supported me.

Thank you, Scott, for carrying me when I couldn't quite do it alone - or not as well - or not as fast - or when it's just more fun with your support... like in this picture from spring 1996 when the filming of +All's Well and Fair began. And yes, you're officially the Executive Producer of All's Well and Fair III.
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The wonderful two people I've spent most of my Alaska days with. Lucky me! #AWF3 filming almost done!
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The last image recorded during the "2016 Gainesville" portion of our film seems especially poignant -not only because Cecil (boy on the left) has a real mustache now, but mainly because the next shoot will be all about Tessa (girl on the right) and her own baby... in the "2016 Alaska" portion.
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The 3 moms at end of last interview. That they can still laugh after all the work is reason for film in 1st place.
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In honor of #FathersDay: the 1st dad interviewed for All's Well and Fair, Nicholas. Also: the coolest looking interview. #Dog!!!
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On Saturday, the last thing I filmed was an interview with Laksmi, 15 now, 5 years old during our last installment. For 20 years, one of the questions has been about government and war. When I asked her about her views on that subject, I realized that she, at 15 in 2016, may live in a world where the term "war" has been overtaken by the term "terrorism". So I added that word to my question. She immediately began speaking about mass shootings at schools and movie theaters. It struck me that this is the world she has grown up in - so different from the world me and her mothers grew up in. Different even than her older sibling.
A few hours later, a gunman killed 50 people, and injured another 50, at a gay night club in Orlando - only two hours away from where the families in our film live.
The gunman associated himself with a Muslim terrorist group, it was a gay club, it was Latin night.
Gender identity is another new topic, I have introduced to our 2016 conversations. Racism seems to be the only thing that doesn't change out there.
In the last 24 hours, it seems more poignant than ever to make this film about three families every 10 years. Some of the changes - especially in how children grow up seem mind-boggling. The fact that mass shootings have become so common-place is shocking to us of the parent generation - but it's part of the world's landscape for these children!
In the context of our film, I also realize that to me right now, it doesn't matter if this man did this horrendous act due to his goal of spreading Muslim beliefs, his hate of another race or of homosexuals. What matters more to me is what core values, forms of expression and response-patterns a person is raised with.
For All's Well and Fair, I didn't just pick some random families to film, and it wasn't about just filming three of my best friends every 10 years. It was about three mothers, who despite raising children under challenging circumstances, seemed to be raising their children with positive core values and leading by example with healthy forms of expression and response-patterns.
Expressing yourself freely and creatively, thinking critically, being open minded, treating others equally no matter their gender or race, eating healthy, being active, not falling into the trap of commercialism... These are some values I believe the children of All's Well and Fair are being raised with. And I believe they are the kind of values that keep a person from killing 50 people at a night club, school or movie theater. I believe these are the values that keep a person from wanting to retaliate with hate, violence and war mongering in response to a terrorist act like the one that just happened.
I may be wrong about all of this. But to find that out is the reason why I return to film these families every 10 years. I will be interviewing them for another week to learn more. And when the film is finished, you will be able to find out more too and hopefully be inspired to think more on these topics as well.
I'm signing this with love and gratitude and with my personal motto "be brave and be kind."
xx Luci

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Quick screengrab from our 1st day of filming that captures some of what our documentary is all about: watching yourself and others grow up. On the TV are Tempra at 3-years old (now 23, sitting on the right of the couch) and her mother Margaret (on the left of the couch). Witnessed by Tempra's sisters Laksmi (appearing since 2006 version) and Ocean (debuting in 2016 version) and Rachel, whose daughter Tessa was the only one missing at our screening/filming this week because she lives in Alaska. It was a magical evening and I can't wait to share with you more once our new film/version is done!
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1st day of shooting, 1st subject: squirrel at the hotel. #AWF3 
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