It is often said that people make their own change

They either change themselves to fit the world, or they try to change the world to fit them. Diana Davis falls into that courageous latter group.

When she learned about the appalling situation of corruption and organized pedophilia hiding under the guise of a twisted religion that was, and is, rampant in the USA, she made a movie about it. She had never made a film before and had no money…..but she regarded these facts as minor obstacles.

Bringing it in way under budget and ahead of schedule, the film she produced, “Cathedral Canyon”, went on to win Awards at both the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Jerome Film Festival where much of the film’s audience learned for the first time the extraordinary story of what was going on and pitched in to help. This is how one person can decide to make a difference and galvanize others to do the same.
She decided to make this her mission. Diana started MoviesMakingADifference, a 501c3. It would produce inspiring and commercial films that highlight social ills and injustice and plough the proceeds back into the non-profit to benefit the victims of these issues.

And that is exactly what it does. MMAD raises money for the victims and survivors who are forced into child labor and marriage and are often starved out by their ‘Church’ or excommunicated with little education or knowledge of the outside world. Diana and her team conduct food drives, as well as collecting such provisions as personal hygiene items, blankets, sewing machines and fabric to help the needy in that beleaguered town, as  politicians do nothing about it. She and her volunteers then venture into Colorado City,one of the most destitute, desolate and often dangerous of the towns that few ‘outsiders’ have had the permission to enter. She also flies to other states to meet those left stranded by their so-called ‘Church’.

As a result of rallying those who viewed “Cathedral Canyon” at the fundraising events, she has been able to fulfill her mission and go even further. She has found shelter and furnishings for the homeless, as well as dental care, drug/alcohol treatment programs, job training, transportation, employment and GEDs for others.
Sometimes just taking the time to listen, talk, guide, inspire and be inspired herself by those crossing her path, has been what is needed for those to make a tremendous difference themselves.
She contacted authorities in AZ and UT to assure safety and then joined with another nonprofit in Utah and made history by bringing Christmas to Colorado City for the first time, for 40 escaped mothers and 350 children.

By staying involved with the victims long after the cameras have stopped rolling, she has a devoted and talented team (some of whom are the actual victims themselves) that will be ready for work once they start rolling again.