The Resource Finding the Gold Within

Finding the Gold Within

Label
Finding the Gold Within
Title
Finding the Gold Within
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to be young, black, male and dare to step out of invisibility? Finding the Gold Within follows six Black men from Akron, Ohio, through their first years of college. Despite their high levels of confidence and critical thinking, the stark reality of being away from their families and communities brings a series of crises. A sister dies in a car accident; a home gets broken into, a brush with the law, racial jokes and provocations never seem to end. Each young man is tested. Can he keep his eyes on the prize? Each of them is determined to disprove society?s stereotypes and low expectations. Many will have to overcome the fate of their missing fathers, some that of their scheming uncles or drug-dealing cousins. In the intimate circle of Alchemy ? which has been their “family” since sixth grade ? they speak of their disappointments, despairs, trials and triumphs with a disarming honesty. Since 2003, Alchemy, Inc. has been mentoring urban youth from elementary through high school in the Cleveland area. Exploring ancient stories, as well as drumming and writing, this innovative program gives young males a chance to grow into self-knowledge, discipline and confidence. The young men of Finding the Gold Within are allowing us to have an intimate look, but they are also looking back at us. They are stepping out of invisibility. Cinematically, the film is exploring America?s historically embedded fear of “Blackness.” The willingness of our six protagonists to be fully awake, to struggle and create new cultural identities, individually and collectively, will inspire us all
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by KarinaFilms in 2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Epperlein, Karina
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Self-esteem
Technique
live action
Label
Finding the Gold Within
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 93 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1136274
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920554963
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1136274
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Finding the Gold Within
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 93 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1136274
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920554963
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1136274
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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