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A Conversation With My Black Son (Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster | USA | 5 min.)
For generations, parents of black boys across the United States have rehearsed, dreaded and postponed “The Conversation.” But when their boys become teenagers, parents must choose whether or not to expose their sons to what it means to be a black man. To keep him safe, they may have to tell the child they love that he risks being targeted by the police, simply because of the color of his skin. How should parents impart this information, while maintaining their child’s pride and sense of self? How does one teach a child to face dangerous racism and ask him to emerge unscathed?
Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and has won two. As an editor, her films have been nominated twice for the Academy Award, winning once, and have also won three Peabody Awards. Her most recent feature documentary, produced alongside Perri Peltz and directed with Academy Award Winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, "A Journey of A Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers" premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Blair Foster is a filmmaker who won two Emmys for her work on the Academy Award®- winning film, "Taxi to the Dark Side" as well as an Emmy for Martin Scorsese’s documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." Her most recent films are the Emmy nominated "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All" and the Peabody Award-winning "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" both directed by Alex Gibney.