While I Breathe, I Hope

Directed by: Emily Harold

USA, 75 minutes
 

Grayslake Campus
Saturday, September 7
7:15 pm

Waukegan Campus
Saturday, September 7
11:10 am
Sunday, September 8
11:10 am

What does it mean to be young, Black, and Democrat in the Southern Republican state of South Carolina? Through experiences of politician Bakari Sellers, While I Breathe, I Hope unravels that question. Our film follows Sellers on his 2014 bid for Lieutenant Governor, through the Charleston Shootings and removal of the Confederate flag in 2015, and to the present as he takes on a national role as a CNN political commentator and considers his future in Trump’s America. 

While I Breathe, I Hope is a portrait documentary of a young African American Millennial set against the landscape of race and politics in the American South. 

Festivals & Awards:

DOC NYC
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival

preceded by:

Community Patrol
Directed By: Andrew James

A Detroit minister rallies the community to shut down a drug house in an inspiring display of collective action. Observational, nonfiction cinema.
USA, 13 minutes
Festivals: IFFBoston, True/False, Big Sky