Director: Alton Glass
Film length: 85 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th, 4:50
Nearly twenty years after a tragedy, the reunion of four high school friends opens old wounds, exposes long-hidden secrets and paves the road to forgiveness and redemption.
A tight knit group of young high school athletes have a terrible crash after winning the state championship — a catastrophe that will shape all their lives. But as adults, some 15 years later, they come together again for a reunion that will open olds wounds, expose long-hidden secrets — and pave the road to forgiveness and redemption.
Directors: Lacey Schwartz and James Adolphus
Film length: 65 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th, 3:30
Daring to ask questions about her true identity, around which her parents had kept a careful silence throughout her entire childhood, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz gently but firmly pulls back the curtain on matters of race and family secrets in her deeply personal and riveting documentary. Schwartz raises larger questions for us all: What factors—race, religion, family, upbringing—make us who we are? And what happens when we are forced to redefine ourselves?
Director: Rachel Goldberg
Film Length: 18 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th, 3:00
The Gladwells struggle to get the support of media and law enforcement when their teenage daughter disappears.
When her teenage daughter disappears, Lena Gladwell, a divorced African-American mother of two, is stunned by the inaction of local police.She and her older daughter Cara rally friends and family, flier the neighborhood and reach out to the media, all to no avail. They quickly learn the painful lesson that all missing children are not created equal.
Director: Sam Hampton
Film Length: 53 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th, 12:30
Transcending Surgeon is a one hour documentary film about top trauma surgeon Dr. Edward Cornwell III and the challenges and impact of his career. This documentary explores Dr. Cornwell’s family upbringing,mentors, education and other guiding forces which led to his successful career. It does so in the context of African American pioneers in medicine, and that many of his patients represent the realities of another side of urban African American life, communities beset by poverty, inadequate education and violence.
Film Length: 25 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th, 1:30
A documentary that explores the history, beauty, and pride that is the black doll. Through its characters it reveals that the black doll is more than a plaything; it is a cultural artifact that represents the history of the people it depicts.
Film Length: 22 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th. 12:00
A documentary that allows voices to be heard that are more representative of Planned Parenthood’s true role in empowering the modern aspirational African-American experience; from Congresswoman Gwen Moore, to the Reverend Timothy McDonald, to the patients, health care providers, and front-line community organizers who every day see how Planned Parenthood works in the African-American community, and how Planned Parenthood works to ensure that everyone has access to America’s promise.
Director: Alaina Lewis
Film Length: 13 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th, 2:00
The Most Important Meal of the Day…
Director: Aleshia Mueller
Film length: 25 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th, 2:25
A short documentary film that highlights a trans formative process that validates and empowers women of color at Carleton College using elements of Native American spirituality and ceremony.
Momma’s Own 2103
Director: Harrell D. Williams Sr.
Film length:24 minutes
Screening: Saturday, October 11th, 11:30
A mother risks all to save her daughter from a bad situation.