Morehouse College, the nation’s only college dedicated to educating and developing men of color, announced the dates, early selection films, and new advisory board for the Fourth Annual Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival (MCHRFF), September 20-24, 2022. The festival will also be accessible virtually.
The goals of MCHRFF is to educate and expand awareness of social justice issues, generate dialogue and inspire innovative and creative new approaches to social change. (Source: Black PR Wire)
This year’s early selections include the following submissions:
The Missing Peace | Directed by Willie Moore Jr.
Syndicated radio host, inspirational speaker, and best-selling author Willie Moore Jr. was adopted at the tender age of three months old. After being rejected by his biological mother in 2009, Willie locates his entire biological family in 2020, only to find out that the rejection, hurt, and betrayal he felt was all a misunderstanding. Willie discovered “The Missing Peace,” which was his biological family.
Fannie | Directed by Christine Swanson
“Fannie” is a riveting portrait of human, voting, and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer’s ground-breaking testimony in front of the Democratic National Convention’s credentials committee on August 22, 1964.
Ahmad | Directed by Kors Vandiver & Dario M. Harris Sr.
In 1993, Ahmad, a six-year-old Black boy, was killed by Jonathan, a white teenage neighbor. After being released from prison almost six years later, Jonathan lands a job with Ahmad’s older brother Pierre, who is still struggling with Ahmad’s murder.
Common Good Atlanta | Directed by Hal Jacobs
In 2008, , while working on her Ph.D. at Georgia State University, Sarah Higinbotham wanted to teach a literature class in a Georgia prison while working on her Ph.D. at Georgia State University. Much to her surprise, she discovered that no college education programs existed in Georgia prisons at the time.
Don’t Let Go | Directed by Mel Orpen
When Sam and Reggie get engaged, their future seems bright – until a terrible car accident leaves Reggie in a coma. Sam must confront Reggie’s homophobic mother to fight for a place at her hospital bedside before it’s too late.
Surviving Clotilda | Directed by Olivia Grillo & Kathryn Jamieson
“Surviving Clotilda” is the extraordinary story of the last slave ship ever to reach America’s shores: the brash captain who built and sailed her, the wealthy White businessman whose bet set the cruel plan in motion, and the 110 men, women, and children whose resilience turned horror into hope.
Perception | Directed by Harrison Chandler
A beautiful and uplifting story about generational racism in America, “Perception” follows the life of a single mother Anna Curtis, and her young daughter Jessica Curtis as they transition from a world filled with oppression and prejudice to one overflowed with cultural diversity.
With No Land | Directed by Alam-Warqe Davidian & Kobi Davidian
Thirty years after “Operation Solomon,” which brought 15,000 Jews from Ethiopia to Israel in 22.5 hours and was presented as a magnificent military operation that only Israel could pull off, “With No Land” uncovers the other side of the coin, the one silenced and kept in the dark, about the life-threatening actions of the Jewish Ethiopian activists in Ethiopia, Israel, and North America.