The Resource How I got over, Fuchsia Film presents in association with Artemis Rising Foundation ; written, produced and directed by Nicole Boxer, (videorecording)

How I got over, Fuchsia Film presents in association with Artemis Rising Foundation ; written, produced and directed by Nicole Boxer, (videorecording)

Label
How I got over
Title
How I got over
Statement of responsibility
Fuchsia Film presents in association with Artemis Rising Foundation ; written, produced and directed by Nicole Boxer
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How I Got Over is an intimate, innovative profile of 15 formerly homeless and incarcerated African-American women that dramatically reveals the social causes of their plight and how their lives were transformed. The film follows the women for 12 weeks as they craft and rehearse an original play based on their harrowing, true-life stories. None have had any acting experience and are guided by the Theater Lab's Life Stories program. Their work together leads to an emotional, one-night only, sold-out performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. All 15 are from the nation's capitol, where 21% of women live in poverty. Many seek shelter at N Street Village, a homeless and recovery facility, and the backdrop for the film. As their stories unfold, we learn that most of them suffered earlier trauma and abuse -- including domestic violence and incest -- that led to their lives of drug abuse and homelessness. Reckoning with their troubled pasts in the play, addiction and homelessness look less like the result of personal choices and more clearly an outcome of the social circumstances they were born into. How I Got Over begins by tracing how America has declared war on poverty over and over again without much, if any, success
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2014
Dewey number
362.5920973
Intended audience
E
Language note
  • In English
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boxer, Nicole.
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
87
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homeless women
  • Homeless women
  • Poverty
  • African American women
  • Plays
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
How I got over, Fuchsia Film presents in association with Artemis Rising Foundation ; written, produced and directed by Nicole Boxer, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00124828
  • 816803
System details
DVD
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
How I got over, Fuchsia Film presents in association with Artemis Rising Foundation ; written, produced and directed by Nicole Boxer, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00124828
  • 816803
System details
DVD
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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