The documentary has been entered into 30 film festivals, Gallagher said, and he is waiting to hear back. He was a recipient of the 2008 Merit for “Artistic Contribution to Social Justice” by the SUNY Oneonta Department of Africana & Latino studies, which is co-sponsoring the event along with the Communication Arts Department. The film was selected for the 2014 Africa World Documentary Film Festival.
Hal Legg, director of communications at SUNY Oneonta, said the screening presents a wonderful opportunity to revisit an important chapter in the college’s history. He said it is particularly special for current students because the filmmaker is a graduate of the school.
“I know that Sean Gallagher has taken great care to tell this story well, as perhaps only an alumnus could,” Legg said. “The college looks forward to welcoming him next week, and we wish him every success in gaining exposure for his movie at film festivals during the coming months.”