Family Affair (2010)

Family Affair
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 22mins.
Genres Family, Documentary, Children
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rachel Clark Editor n/a 172 7000001
Miriam Cutler Music n/a 120781 8000001
Chico Colvard Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Liz Garbus Producer n/a 3 3000002
Chico Colvard Producer n/a 3 3000001
Chico Colvard Director n/a 2 2000001
At 10 years old, filmmaker, 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 is uncompromising, raw, and cathartic. Driving the story forward is Colvard's sensitive probing of a complex dynamic: the way his three sisters survived severe childhood abuse by their father and, as adults, manage to muster loyalty to him. These unforgettable, invincible women paint a picture of their harrowing girlhoods as they struggle with present-day fallout. The distance time gives them from their trauma yields piercing insights about the legacy of abuse, the nature of forgiveness, and eternal longing for family and love.