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Emily Harrold via Skype! Film Series : 25th Anniversary Black Harvest Film Festival

While I Breathe, I Hope

2018, Emily Harrold, USA, 72 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 16th 4:15pm
  • Tue, Aug 20th 6:00pm

Although he is only 34 years old, Bakari Sellers has been a rising force in the Democratic Party for over a decade. In 2006, at age 22, he became the youngest-ever member of the South Carolina state legislature. He is currently best known as a CNN analyst. Centering on Sellers's 2014 campaign for Lieutenant Governor, this documentary provides a candid behind-the-scenes view of his uphill battle to become the first African American since 1876 to hold statewide office in South Carolina, as the personable and idealistic candidate grapples with such challenges as exhaustion, charges of being too young for the job, and blowback from a 2012 drunk-driving incident. ProRes digital. (MR) FF

Director Emily Harrold is scheduled to appear via Skype for audience discussion both days.

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