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Family Affair


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.

Running Time: 82 min
Subject(s): Education, Family, Personal Story
Language(s): English
Producer(s): Chico Colvard, Liz Garbus, Abigail Disney


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

Festival Participation

  • Sundance Film Festival - 2010

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