About the program
The shorts in this program examine the notions of community and identity — and the continuation of both over time.
“Church Militant”: Just outside Detroit, a group of radical Catholics run a rapidly growing news organization. Directed by Daniel Lombroso. 13 minutes.
“With Love from Idlewild”: Detroit filmmaker Tinisha Brugnone takes a personal journey through Idlewild, the rural resort town known as the “Black Eden of Michigan.” 17 minutes.
“Yooper Bars”: Free Press reporters memorialize a final father-son trip that led to a book about 109 U.P. bars and the eccentric patrons who define them. Directed by Ryan Garza and Brian Kaufman. 6 minutes.
“Speaking Sicilianu”: Detroiter Nina Misuraca Ignaczak explores the predicament of Sicilians and Sicilian Americans attempting to preserve their language while assimilating within a globalized world. 29 minutes.
“Brotherhood of Skiing”: Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers, dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snow sports, has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain. Directed by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray and Colin Arisman. 10 minutes.
Total run time: 1 hour, 15 minutes