Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw
Mind/Game tells the compelling story of basketball phenom Chamique Holdsclaw, the “female Michael Jordan,” from her rise to WNBA stardom to her struggle with mental illness and the strength she called on to speak out about it.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first feature documentary to tell the full story of the incomparable Maya Angelou. The film takes viewers on an incredible and unforgettable journey through the life and times of a true American icon. Maya Angelou has lived not one life, but half a dozen: from her hardscrabble roots in the Depression-era South to supper club chanteuse, performer in Porgy &
Bess, coordinator for Martin Luther King’s SCLC, journalist in Egypt and Ghana, comrade of Malcolm X, Presidential medal of freedom honoree and best- selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, her life has uncannily intersected with some of the most profound moments in modern American history and culture.
The IF Project
The If Project follows a group of inmates incarcerated in a maximum-security women’s prison who are part of a writing workshop co-created by a Seattle police detective and a repeat offender serving a nine-year sentence. The workshop challenges the women to answer, in their own words, a simple question with a difficult answer: What if things had been different? The film follows three of the women in the program through their journey as they are released, reunited with their families and faced with life on the outside.
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