Awful Grace

Categories: Shorts, Politics, History
7min | 2010
Awful Grace returns to the night of April 4, 1968 with a group of Americans who attended an inner city rally where, then Presidential candidate, Robert Kennedy called for reconciliation among the interracial crowd as he announced to the world that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated.

The International Documentary Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short non-fiction film. All of the registered participants make their films during the same time period (early March) and are required to ship the movie by the deadline. In addition to being restricted on time, the filmmakers must choose between 2 assigned documentary genres (such as Biography, Music, 1st Person, etc.) and are assigned a specific theme (such as ""Change"") that will dictate the content and direction of their film. The top 12 films (determined by a panel of judges) premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto where the Winners are announced. The Doc Challenge is produced by Doug Whyte and Kat Touschner of KDHX Community Media.
 

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Topics: Martin Luther King Jr, Race, Black History, African-American, America, U.s. President, Candidate, Campaign, Assassination
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