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CIFF46: PSQ March 30 – April 9, 2022 | Streams April 10 – April 17, 2022

Finding the Gold Within

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 92 minutes

Finding the Gold Within
Finding the Gold Within
Finding the Gold Within

Alchemy Inc. is an adolescent support program based in Akron, Ohio. It combines adult mentoring, traditional African drumming, and the art of storytelling and myth to create a safe and open forum for young black men. Like the name suggests, it is an effort to transmute the ordinary materials of life into something precious. FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN documents six young men from Akron as they move from the program into college and university life. Having made peace with their personal histories and trials, they set out to create new stories for themselves. For many, the world has already crafted their story and shackled them with its own myths. These men aren't settling for Fool's Gold. They will challenge those scripts and mine the riches they each contain, openly defying the racism and obstacles in their paths. Inspiring, heartbreaking, and unflinchingly honest, this film is not just about the journeys these men must take, but the journeys we all must share to bring about change. -C.R.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:20 PM

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:45 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Sidebars
African Diaspora
Family Films

Competitions
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Related Daily Postings
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Director
Karina Epperlein

A writer, cinematographer, editor, and director, Karina Epperlein is a native of Germany and has been a filmmaker and teacher for 38 years. She has won numerous awards for her documentary films.

Filmography
FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN (2014)

Producer
Karina Epperlein

Screenwriting
Karina Epperlein

Cinematography
Andrew Black, Vicente Franco, Karina Epperlein

Editing
Karina Epperlein, James Gowdey

Film Contact

Film Sponsors

Mimi Vanderhaven

Media Partners

Akron Life Magazine

WKSU  89.7

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