While I Breathe, I Hope | SC Premiere
7:00pm (SOLD OUT) | 8:00pm (SOLD OUT)
Where: Nickelodeon Theatre | 1607 Main Street
Cost: $8.00 Nick Members
Producer: Lauren Franklin, Emily Harrold, Diane Robertson
DP: Kelly Creedon, Alexander J. Hufschmid, Kyle I. Kelley
Editor: Xuan Vu
Both screeenings feature a special post-film discussion with Bakari Sellers and filmmaker Emily Harrold.
Join us for the South Carolina premiere of While I Breathe, I Hope—a documentary following Bakari Sellers through his campaign, offering an eye-opening look at the legacy of racism in American politics. This film is an official selection of Indie Grits 2019 from Indie Grits alumni filmmaker Emily Harrold. Join us for this special screening preceding the 2019 festival (March 28-31, 2019).
What does it means to be young, black, and a Democrat in the American South? While I Breathe, I Hope follows South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers as he runs to become the first African American candidate elected statewide in over a century. The film begins by following Sellers as he makes his 2014 bid for Lieutenant Governor, through the Charleston Shootings, and during the removal of the Confederate flag in 2015. Through his experiences, this timely film offers audiences a window into the legacy of race in politics in the United States today.8:00pm (SOLD OUT) 7:00pm (SOLD OUT)