Finding the Gold Within
Black Men in College - Challenges and Success

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Dylan

With the Fall term starting this film is a MUST SEE! It would seem to be essential for African American men, but really for anyone interested in building a supportive campus community. The men in this film are incredibly brave, for the vulnerability they express as describe their ...Read more

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KARINAFILMS

It's been a long time since I updated you about FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN last Fall. America has been engaged in the most charged conversation about race in decades. This has strengthened my commitment to continue to offer the film to a wide variety of audiences.

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Anonymous

Appreciate their willingness to be so honest and open
I like the way it follows them each through time

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Darius

For me the amazing experience "Finding the Gold Within" has added to my life started when Karina e-mailed us. Since then I have done and seen things I would have never imagined. Karina and all those who made that possible opened my mind to the point I have considered going places I wouldn't ...Read more

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Stacee

Being able to travel through the production of "Finding the Gold Within" has been a blessing and eye-opening experience. By granting me the ability to travel to places I've never been and to experience cultures and traditions I've never seen gives me broader sense of culture in our ...Read more

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Brandyn

Traveling with "Finding the Gold Within" and participating in national dialogues has truly been a rich experience. The film has taken me to places and venues that I never imaged I’d be able to visit. It has allowed me to meet individuals that have had profound impacts on my growth and ...Read more

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Olivia

A film that everyone, not just Americans, should watch. Karina has an amazing ability to draw an incredible level of honesty and openness from these thoughtful young black men. I feel I know the men and their stories and am left with a feeling of great respect despite the challenges they ...Read more

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Karina Epperlein

I want as many people as possible to watch the film. Finally the nation is discussing the issues around young Black men more openly. I want the film to be part of this national discussion. I have very ambitious hopes for the film, to be part of this dialogue between all people, all races, ...Read more

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Anonymous

Wow- thank you thank you thank you: Karina, for opening your magical eye to these beautiful, powerful human_Being MEN. I believe in the work of the Hero's Journey. And I am in awe and have the upmost respect for Kwame's heroic efforts forming ALCHEMY and bringing the gift of storytelling to ...Read more

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