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On 13, Feb 2018 | In | By mscheree

THE TALK : Message to Zaire

“I don’t want my son to be that next hashtag.” – Amir Abdul-Shakur

Message To Zaire explores the story of Nancy and Amir Abdul-Shakur, a young, professional, Afro-Latino-Muslim couple in Oakland, California whose little boy Zaire dreams of becoming a police officer. This short film follows the family to school, community events and public rallies as Nancy and Amir seek to support Zaire’s aspirations while teaching him to view the police as both an ally and a possible source of danger.

Message To Zaire is one of six short stories that make up the PBS anthology film THE TALK, examining how families of color deal with the dangers of police violence.

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On 13, Feb 2018 | In | By mscheree

Massacre River

When the Dominican Republic reversed its birthright citizenship, 250,000 people were left stateless, leading to racial and political violence across the country. MASSACRE RIVER follows Pikilina, a Dominican-born woman of Haitian descent on an epic journey during which she must either try to regain her citizenship or flee to Haiti.

Film premiere at the 2019 Hot Docs Film Festival.

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On 17, Apr 2015 | In | By mscheree

Sense The Wind

Blind sailors race across open water, learning not to fear what they cannot see – on boats or on land.

By mscheree

On 15, Apr 2015 | In | By mscheree

Southmost U.S.A.

In this short doc, a journey through Brownsville, Texas on the 4th of July, introduces you to a community divided by the US border fence.

Evocative images of the fence and personal stories provide a unique perspective to the current political debate about US border security.

Despite the harm that the border fence has caused them, the people of Brownsville, many of them military veterans with Mexican roots, celebrate Independence Day proudly.


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On 08, Apr 2015 | In | By mscheree

Off and Running

This feature doc follows Avery, an accomplished African-American teenager adopted by Jewish lesbians, whose curiosity about her birth mother becomes a painful examination of race and identity that threatens to upend the family and derail her dreams.

Premiered at 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Broadcast on 2010 POV series.

Nominated for ‘Best Informational Program’ at 2011 Emmys.

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On 07, Apr 2015 | In | By mscheree

Sports Illustrated

This show delivers Sports Illustrated’s DNA of award-winning storytelling through feature segments, original reporting and commentary from SI’s trusted journalists.

NBC Sports Network.

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On 03, Apr 2015 | In | By mscheree

Exploring Time

Scene from the two-hour special, broadcast on The Science Channel.

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On 02, Apr 2015 | In | By mscheree

Surviving Amina

This feature doc is a love story challenged by illness and death, an intimate diary on resilience and hope. It’s a compelling lesson on life that explores how we construct meaning from events that defy our emotional understanding: the illness and loss of a child.

Premiered at 2010 Visions du Reel Film Festival.

Broadcast on RTS Deux, Swiss public television, in winter 2011.

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On 21, May 2014 | In | By mscheree

Year of the Tornado

Scene from the hour-long program, broadcast on The Weather Channel.

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On 06, May 2014 | In | By mscheree

Song of Hannah

A visionary poet who felt that she had been chosen for a special mission, Hannah Senesh left the Palestine kibbutz she had helped to build and parachuted into her native Hungary to rescue victims of the Holocaust at the tail end of the WWII.

A visually poetic film and love letter to Hannah Senesh, the film combines intimate interviews with a fellow prison inmate, her mission commander, and family members, and weaves them with Hannah’s poems and writings as well as with the voices of students at a school founded in her name.