Former New College Student Alliance (NCSA) Co-president Miles Iton (‘14) directed a documentary about the challenges faced by Black student leaders on college campuses across the nation with the help of local community activist Shakira Refos and Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) student Eduardo Correa. Entitled Sincerely, the Black Kids, the film showcased the experiences of students from American University, Cornell University, Clemson University and New College of Florida.
“Ultimately, it was our goal to give black and brown students their own opportunity to share their unbridled truth,” reads Iton’s director’s statement. “There need be no sensationalism of their voices for any political gain. All this film hopes to offer is genuine insight into the lives of those who bear the brunt of how deep political climates have affected campuses across the country.”
Since the film premiered in Sainer Auditorium last May, it has been accepted to six different film festivals across the United States: Atlanta Black Gay Pride Film Festival, Awareness Festival, Gary International Black Film Festival, Social Justice Film Festival, Spokane Social Justice Film Festival and North Carolina Black Film Festival. The film was also invited to the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival and the Et Cultura in St. Petersburg. Sincerely, the Black Kids has won a silver jury prize in the Documentary Short category from Social Justice Festival and will be screening as a “Best of [the] Fest” feature from Spokane Social Justice Film Festival.
For more information about the film visit filmfreeway.com/SincerelytheBlackKids-1.