Belonging Series: The Story of Michael D. McCarty

Directed by: Arielle Nóbile

Saturday, November 2, 7:00 PM
Directed by Arielle Nóbile, 2017, 59 mins

Belonging Series: The Story of Michael D. McCarty
Join us for a screening of "Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty" followed by a community-driven discussion. The filmmaker will be present to help facilitate a conversation around belonging, empathy, racism, and purpose. Please share with your friends and communities! 
Filmed in LA and Chicago in 2017, the first film in the series shares the journey of a man who even in the face of great obstacles spreads joy wherever he goes.  Follow Michael as he evolves from aspiring scientist to Black Panther Party member, from FBI target to soldier, from drug addict to health nut. The twists and turns of Michael’s life will fill you with hope, laughter and a living example of resilience. 
Blending interviews with stop motion animation and archival footage, Michael’s story reminds us how we grow through the challenges life throws our way. Also featuring Eric Cyrs aka Baba the Storyteller, Barbara Clark, Alicia Partnoy.
View the trailer here.
About the Belonging in the USA Series
Each film in the Belonging in the USA series tells the life story of an individual who we call our "neighbor," (think Mr. Rogers). We use this term broadly to mean all of us living in this country. The series is an invitation to get curious about your neighbors near and far and explore how their experiences may or may not be similar to your own. You will get the feeling that you are in each neighbor's living room, not as a voyeur, but as a part of an intimate conversation. It's an opportunity for you to "meet" some amazing people you might never have a chance to get to know otherwise.
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