by Neema Barnette
Educational Screening: Monday, March 14th | 9:00 a.m. | Venue: TBA
USA | 1996 | Drama | 99 mins | English | PG-13
Gail Devers survived a horrendous illness, a troubled marriage and an overbearing father to become one of the best sprinters in the world and an Olympic champion. Follow her incredible journey in this inspirational story, starring Charlayne Woodard, Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr., and Emmy Award-winner Robert Guillaume.
About the Filmmaker
The many directing awards won by Neema Barnette include the NAACP Image Award for the NBC dramatic special One More Hurdle, an Emmy Award for the after school special To Be A Man, an American Women in Radio and Television Directing Award for the NBC documentary The Silent Crime and a Cable Ace Award for the Lifetime Movie Better Off Dead. She serves on the Executive Board of the DGA African-American Steering Committee and has been on the Board of Directors of the Black Filmmakers Foundation since its inception. Neema Barnette is the first African-American woman to direct a television sitcom and to receive a two picture deal with Sony.