This film is a short story of America—a small offering to face history and ourselves while repairing and reconstructing our shared future.
Gigi Lucas, St. Augustine Beach
At dawn, St. Augustine Beach, Florida, we enter the waters alongside Gigi Lucas. Only 56 years earlier, at the exact location, a group of 75 white segregationists attacked 100 African Americans attempting to wade into the "White-only" water. A movement that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Peaceful Wade-In Protestors, St. Augustine Beach 1964
It is with a deep reverence for the bravery of the men, women, and children of the civil rights movement that we watch Gigi revel in this freedom. An experience that at one time, not long enough ago, was deemed unlawful.
A right, that by the laws of nature, belongs to everyone.
Gigi Lucas, Freedom Of Expression, St. Augustine Florida
Together we take responsibility for our universal history. We bear the cold, taste the salt of intolerance, and wade into the waters of change with conviction and compassion.
The prominence of our Nation's powerful voices of color continue to share their truth, and we are met with opportunity.
What will be the story of us; how do we learn it, how do we tell it; how does that lodge in us and shape how we live?
With an intimate understanding, to truly know the hurt of our history is to heal. A marriage of head and heart, and the deep work of humanity.
Film Premiere | On The Side Of Right
"Nobody in America can really be free, until all of us are free." -MLK
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