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“Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty”

by Arielle Nobile
in Documentary

Saturday JHC 4pm


“Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty” shares the journey of a man who even in the face of great obstacles spreads joy wherever he goes. Follow Michael as he evolves from aspiring scientist to Black Panther Party member, from FBI target to soldier, from drug addict to health nut. The twists and turns of Michael’s life will fill you with hope, laughter and a living example of resilience. Blending interviews with stop motion animation and archival footage, Michael’s story reminds us how we grow through the challenges life throws our way.


Director Biography – Arielle Nobile
After receiving a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she studied directing at Second City Theatre Chicago and then taught at Second City at the Piven Theatre. She founded Legacy Connections Films in 2005 using filmmaking as a tool to
help families reflect upon their collective heritage, identity, and vision. She has directed/produced/filmed over 100 personal documentaries for clients, ranging in length from shorts to features, tackling themes and issues including family dynamics,
addiction, mental health, class, belonging and connection. She produced and directed a 6-part local public television documentary series in 2009/2010 called “Belonging in Boulder: Unexpected Stories from Your Neighbors” which won a Hugo Television
Award in 2012.

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