Family Affair screening Nov. 18 at law school

Q&A with filmmaker Chico Colvard to follow

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Family Affair at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

Family Affair premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was the first film acquired by the Oprah Winfrey Network for her soon-to-be-launched documentary club. The documentary also will be featured at this year’s St. Louis Film Festival on Friday, Nov. 19.

The documentary looks at the chain reaction within a family that started when 10-year-old Chico Colvard accidentally shot his older sister in the leg. Thirty years later, Colvard visits his relatives for an intensely personal discussion of forgiveness, family, love and a legacy of severe childhood abuse.

A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker, Chico Colvard, JD, will follow the screening. Colvard earned his law degree from Boston College Law School and now teaches courses that relate to race, law and the media at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

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