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© 2023 International Black Film Festival

 

Sunday Oct. 6 / 11:45a-1:45p / Watkins

BEATING THE ODDS

Communities In Schools of Atlanta (CIS Atlanta) is a drop-out prevention program founded in Atlanta, GA in 1972. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. This powerfully raw and emotional film follows the lives of two students from different backgrounds who faced non-academic barriers that presented challenges in reaching their fullest potential. 

Directed by Jessica Young, Jason Young

 

Sunday Oct. 6 / 11:45a-1:45p / Watkins

THE LOVING OF CARIDAD 

The Loving of Caridad follows one woman through a cycle of abuse and trauma as she exits the foster care system, haunted by a history of sex trafficking. Now she is at a crossroads and must piece together her past, present and future in search of the elusive thing so many of us take for granted: home.

Directed by Lisa Hornak

 

Sunday Oct. 6 / 11:45a-1:45p / Watkins

GHETTO STEPS

Ghetto Steps chronicles the journey of high school students from Pittsburgh as they journey to Poland with Classrooms Without Borders to investigate and learn from a first hand perspective about the Holocaust.  This film captures the emotional perplexity and intrigue of World War II and the atrocities against man kind.  Ghetto Steps is an emotional and soulful short documentary that guides you through the steps of Auschwitz and Treblinka, to through the streets of Poland to hear first-hand stories of what it was like to be a Jew during the Holocaust.

Directed by Emmai Alaquiva