SOOOOO…in a rather unexpected turn of events, san diego black film festival ended up screening an older rough cut of our film — the May 2010 cut we showed at EMP last year. didn’t see that one coming!
despite the challenges, pete, eric and i had a phenomenal time in san diego. as always, the conversation that followed our screening was intense and profound. people were really sinking their teeth in, digging into their own family histories and asking questions that shed new insight on our story.
and we came to realize that the true gift of this film is that it compels people to open up and take a look at their own lives and consider their own family/cultural inheritance and legacy, and the resoundingly universal question at the root of it all–who am i?
together with our friends, april and michael petillo–who drove down from phoenix to join us for the weekend–we considered ways of intentionally creating a space for people to engage in conversation and dig deeper into the issues raised in the film after each screening
more on our film’s emerging grassroots approach to community outreach and engagement to follow…