Karinafilms Newsletter #8
The time is ripe for discussions about the plight of young black men in this country.

To those who have contributed before, thank you so much, your help was crucial! 
During the four-year journey of making the film, we rarely asked for money. 

NOW that the film is successfully launched, 
We are facing the very CRITICAL WORK of getting the film shown in communities across the country. We want to inspire, give insight, and move people into action.

Contribute to the GOLD FUND
to help our outreach and engagement efforts!

We need $10,000 by December 31st
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It’s tax-deductible and any amount helps!
Whether at the Mill Valley Film Festival, or at The New Parkway in Oakland, all of Finding the Gold Within screenings have been sold out. Another screening is scheduled for January 20th, 2015. Check our website for reviews and news

Here is a very moving story:

"I rose in the audience and thanked Karina Epperlein for her insightful and moving documentary. Finally we had a film that reveals the often difficult inner lives and striving of black male teenagers. In stark contrast to the stereotype, these young Black men find within themselves a sense of authentic self-worth and learn to avoid self-destructive behaviors.

But as I was making those remarks I felt a great sadness welling up inside me, so much so that I finally had to pause to avoid weeping.  As I recognized what I was feeling I shared it with the audience: as a now elderly Black man raised and educated in the segregated South, and as an a Black PhD graduate student in a predominately white university, I had encountered the very same problems as Karina's subjects fifty years ago! In those fifty years so much and yet so little had changed.  We’ve got more work to do…."  Avon Kirkland, Producer, Director (Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (AMERICAN MASTERS), Simple Justice (AMERICAN EXPERIENCE)
" this intimate and poetic film..." - Michael Fox, film critic
Have a good Thanksgiving!
In gratitude, 
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