JOIN US ON AUGUST 13 AT 6:30PM FOR A ROUGH CUT SCREENING OF CHICO DAVID COLVARDS WORK IN PROGRESS "FAMILY AFFAIR". THIS IS A FREE EVENT- LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE (FEEL FREE TO BRING SOMETHING TO ADD TO THE TABLE!) RSVP'S ARE NOT REQUIRED, BUT WE DO APPRECIATE HAVING A HEAD COUNT FOR DRINKS AND CHAIRS! HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US. TO RSVP:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT OUR NEW LOCATION IN WEST NEWTON AT 93 BORDER STREET.
“The ordinary response to atrocities is to banish them from consciousness. Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable.”
Judith Herman, M.D.,
Author of Trauma & Recovery and Father-Daughter Incest
Like a scene torn from The Color Purple or Capturing the Friedmans, filmmaker Chico David Colvard’s deeply personal and uncompromising documentary examines the complex levels of pedophilia and how it can manipulate and control an entire family for life. The film is also a portrait of a family that struggles with issues we all face. Family Affair challenges the audience to take a more complicated view of child molesters like the filmmaker’s father, while fostering compassion for their victims, like his sisters. Their story is a universal one about resilience, survival and having the capacity to accommodate a parent’s past crimes in order to satisfy their longing for family.