The stories were sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking and often inspirational. The documentary seemed to resonate with the audience, most of whom could be seen nodding in affirmation throughout upon hearing various lines in the film.
Simmons led a Q&A afterward featuring the participants, all of whom continued the discussion afterward in breakout groups with audience members. Those sharing their stories last night included Gee Session-Smalls, Kevin Dwayne Nelson, Chris Barker, Marcus J.W. Borders, Nic Robinson, Charlie Butler, Guy Anthony and Jon Diggs.
The film is being submitted to film festivals, and plans are in the works for more screenings in Atlanta, Tennessee and beyond in the months ahead.
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