Senior Film Accepted to Black Documentary Film Festival

Seniors Kai Contractor and Evan Sato’s documentary Remembering Tyler Lumar has been accepted to the Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival.

The IBDFF showcases documentaries about the African-American experience that inspire socially conscious cultural discourse and is committed to fostering an appreciation for documentary films by maintaining a platform for filmmakers to share their work as catalysts for meaningful dialogue.

This is the second accolade recently earned by these student filmmakers for their short documentary detailing the tragic story of Tyler Lumar, a young Black man who was arrested and detained because of a parking ticket. Lumar’s wholly unnecessary death while in police custody reveals the flaws in our criminal justice system.

Teachers Dan Greenstone and Travis Chandler submitted selections of student work from this year’s Creating Historical Documentaries class to FilmFreeway to get more eyes and attention on their movies, and this dynamic duo of creators has been accepted by two of the four festivals they applied for—and they are still waiting to hear back from one.

Parker congratulates the students involved and the teachers who help to foster their efforts and support their work. Anyone who can’t wait until this August for a screening of this film at the Indianapolis Art Center can view it today below!
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