Family Affair

( USA / 2010 )
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At 10 years old, Chico Colvard accidentally shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his family. Thirty years later, Colvard ruptures veils of secrecy and silence again. As he bravely visits his relatives, what unfolds is a personal film that's as uncompromising, raw, and cathartic as any in the history of the medium.
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Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 82 min
Theme: Education, Family, Personal Story
Language(s): English
Director(s): Chico Colvard
Producer(s): Chico Colvard, Liz Garbus, Abigail see all »
Available regions: Canada, United States
Family Affair


  • Press Kit
  • "Mirrors the literature of Alice Walker and Maya Angelou...RECOMMENDED"
    Video Librarian
    New York Times
  • "One of the most PSYCHOLOGICALLY COMPLEX movies ever made"
    Boston Globe
    The Hollywood Reporter
  • "BRAVE!"

Festival participation

  • Sundance Film Festival 2010

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Distribution Company: ro*co films

  • Interview With Chico Colvard

    Interview conducted by the Center for Independent Documentary

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