[Videonews] An essential new film about race, identity and family.

Octavio Warnock-Graham (octaboy@gmail.com)
Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:03:47 -0500

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What happens when an interracial person's identity is completely ignored by
his white family and friends?

SILENCES is the true story of a bi-racial son confronting his mother and he=
r
refusal to acknowledge that he is of African American descent. Set in an
idyllic Midwest suburb with manicured lawns and historic homes, SILENCES
embodies the denial found in multicultural families across the country, and
reminds us that the ideal of racial purity persists in America.

*Library Journal* calls it...,"*Essential for academic and high school
collections and is strongly recommended for public libraries*."

As part of this campaign, any order made before February 1st will receive a
10% discount by entering the code 6TSUVA or you may go directly by followin=
g
this 10% Discount link. <http://www.newday.com/films/silences.html>

*Awards*
Student Academy Awards - Finalist
Student Emmy - Best Film, Best Director
Best Documentary USA Film Festival
Chris Award - Honorable Mention

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*Full Library Journal Review*

"Black? She never said you're black. Because you're not=85," says director
Warnock-Graham's grandmother, cutting to the crux of the issue in *Silences=
*.
This short film examines the love and pain Warnock-Graham felt growing up i=
n
a family that refused to acknowledge his biracial heritage.
*Silences*manages to pack a lot into 22 minutes, as Warnock-Graham
asks his mother
about his past, gently confronts his extended family, and finally meets the
black father who never knew his white lover of more than three decades past
had had a child. *Silences* is both heartwarming and provocative, one of
those rare films that makes you feel simultaneously supportive and angry an=
d
keeps you thinking long after the credits roll. A little gem, *Silences* is
essential for academic and high school collections and is strongly
recommended for public libraries.*=97Courtney Deines-Jones, Grimalkin Group=
,
Silver Spring, MD*

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<div>What happens when an interracial person&#39;s identity is completely i=
gnored by his white family and friends?<br><font face=3D"Arial"><br>SILENCE=
S is the true story of a bi-racial son confronting his mother and her
refusal to acknowledge that he is of African American descent. Set in
an idyllic Midwest suburb with manicured lawns and historic homes,
SILENCES embodies the denial found in multicultural families across the
country, and reminds us that the ideal of racial purity persists in
America.<br><br><i>Library Journal</i> calls it...,&quot;</font><span><span=
><b>Essential for academic and high school collections and is strongly reco=
mmended for public libraries</b>.</span></span><font face=3D"Arial">&quot;
<br></font></div><font face=3D"Arial"><br></font>As part of this campaign, =
any order made before February 1st will
receive a 10% discount by entering the code 6TSUVA or you may go
directly by following this <a href=3D"http://www.newday.com/films/silences.=
html" target=3D"_blank">10% Discount link.</a> <br><div><font face=3D"Arial=
">
<br><font size=3D"2"><b>Awards</b><br>Student Academy Awards - Finalist<br>=
Student Emmy - Best Film, Best Director<br></font>Best Documentary USA Film=
Festival<br>Chris Award - Honorable Mention<br></font></div>
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<b><br></b>
</font></div><b><font><span></span></font>Full Library Journal Review</b><b=
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<p>&quot;Black? She never said you&#39;re black. Because you&#39;re not=85,=
&quot; says
director Warnock-Graham&#39;s grandmother, cutting to the crux of the issue
in <i>Silences</i>. This short film examines the love and pain
Warnock-Graham felt growing up in a family that refused to acknowledge
his biracial heritage. <i>Silences</i> manages to pack a lot into 22
minutes, as Warnock-Graham asks his mother about his past, gently
confronts his extended family, and finally meets the black father who
never knew his white lover of more than three decades past had had a
child. <i>Silences</i> is both heartwarming and provocative, one of
those rare films that makes you feel simultaneously supportive and
angry and keeps you thinking long after the credits roll. A little gem,
<i>Silences</i> is essential for academic and high school collections and i=
s strongly recommended for public libraries.<b>=97Courtney Deines-Jones, Gr=
imalkin Group, Silver Spring, MD</b></p><br>

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