Going for Gold (Docs) *In Competition

Runtime: 07:41:43
Available:: Apr 26, 2021 19:10
Until:: Jun 01, 2021 06:59

Going for Gold consists of content that is nominated for awards in their respective categories. Take a look at what could be the next Micheaux Award winning content!

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Foreign Puzzle

Foreign Puzzle

01:08:54

Foreign Puzzle is an intimate documentary that captures the journey of an inspiring Mexican American dancer as she communicates the impermanence of life through dance while juggling the roles of a recently divorced parent of a 6-year-old, a choreographer and a primary school teacher amidst intensive treatments for breast cancer.

Uprooted - The Journey of Jazz Dance

Uprooted - The Journey of Jazz Dance

01:33:34

The history, lineage and future progressions of jazz dance.
The story of Jazz Dance is a complex one, it goes to the very heart of humanity.It is a story of triumph over adversity, oppression and privilege as well as a celebration, because ultimately, what all people have in common is rhythm and a basic human need to get down.

FREE TO BE

FREE TO BE

00:12:58

Through the eyes of four individuals that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, we see their push for social justice and racial equality, advocating for ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER while also showcasing the cultural impact the BLACK LGBTQIA+community has brought to the mainstream media but underhandedly has been forgotten.

"Hello," we lied

"Hello," we lied

00:12:02

Ordained "The King of Fake News" by NPR, Jestin Coler built a network of websites meant to "infiltrate the echo chambers" of the alt-right. His empire soon grew to embody the media monolith it satirized, garnering over 100 million views and potentially swaying the election (which was swung by a mere 0.06% of the voting population).

As the 2020 elections approach and Coler's techniques are adopted by armies of fake news purveyors, virality and reality intertwine in front of our eyes, leaving truth in the eye of the beholder. In the famously flubbed words of former president George W. Bush, "There's an old saying in Tennessee...Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me, can't get fooled again." Or can we?

Black Girl, Bleu

Black Girl, Bleu

00:30:11

A safe space where Black women reveal their struggles with mental health, including how the "Strong Black Woman" stereotype impacts their mental wellness and healing.

This candid short doc features interviews with Black women who have or are currently experiencing a mental health crisis; insight from Black therapists regarding the particular mental health challenges Black women face; resources to cultivate healing and tools to identify self.

No Church In The Wild

No Church In The Wild

00:58:35

No Church in the Wild is an 8-epsiode short docuseries (8x10mins) that chronicles Leslie Wagner-Wilson's life spanning her involvement in Jim Jones' People's Temple at age 13 (SanFrancisco), the events that led her to Jonestown, Guyana, and her harrowing escape amid the massacre of over 900 people, including Wagner-Wilson's husband, mother, sister, brother, niece, and nephew.

Content Is King

Content Is King

00:26:11

"Content Is King" is a Short-Form Doc/Mock Series that sheds a spotlight on what it means to be a multi-hyphenate artist as well as where the industry has been to where it is now in regards to the ever evolving opportunities for creators to create content with help from the various streaming service and many platforms in this digital age.

“Content Is King” was created with the intention to inspire, motivate and give insight to the creatives around the world at all levels and to educate the audience that may not be in the industry but would like to see a behind the scenes look at what it takes to get a project off the ground as well as give information to where the current landscape of where the industry is today.

Driver Radio: Jamaica

Driver Radio: Jamaica

00:12:08

A four-part travel series that follows twin brothers Ron & Don Brodie on trips across the island of Jamaica to rediscover their heritage. With the help of local taxi and driving professionals, they navigate old routes while uncovering new adventures along the way.

Boxed

Boxed

00:08:24

To cope with homesickness, a Filipino grandmother in Los Angeles spends her savings on annual care packages for family in the Philippines. Over a month, she scours for the best deals at stores to buy necessities and ship boxes in time for Christmas. Though she feels grateful for her time in America, she must decide if she can live much longer away from her family.

High Risk

High Risk

00:55:09

High Risk: The Unfiltered Truths of Minority Pregnancy is a documentary that explores the lives of several individuals that have experienced complications with conceiving, giving birth and postpartum depression. This project follows people of color on their journeys to parenthood through varying methods including assisted reproductive technology. The piece explores the health and emotional challenges that Black people face in the United States related to childbirth.

A Farm Called Home

A Farm Called Home

00:23:05

Follow the Ballews, a multi-generational family of Black Kentucky farmers, as they embrace the strong legacy of their land while facing the struggles of being a black farmer in America.

The Next "8" Seconds

The Next "8" Seconds

01:00:32

"The Next 8 Seconds" chronicles the life and career of Neil Holmes, an African American bull rider, as he talks about his journey from childhood struggles to college graduate turned professional bull rider. Facing adversity, racial discrimination as well as countless life and death experiences, Neil becomes one of the best professional Bull Riders in a sport. traditionally known for white bull riders.In the sport deemed “the most dangerous sport on dirt,” Neil rides in front of his home crowd at Rodeo Houston, where he will once again thrill the crowd for “The Next 8 Seconds”

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