family affair

I wish my cable provider included Oprah's OWN Network right about now...

Family Affair, written and produced by Chico David Colvard, premiered the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, and was eventually released in theaters (limited). The award winning documentary tells the story of how the first time filmmaker, at the age of 10, accidentally shot his older sister in the leg.  This event shatters his family as his sisters' history of sexual abuse is exposed. Believing she would die from her injuries, his nine-year old sister revealed that their father had sexually molested her and her sisters for years.

Thirty years after the shooting, Colvard visited with family members to document their pain, their resilience and “the nature of forgiveness.”

Family Affair is premiering tonight on OWN at 8pm ET/PT.

Family Affair - Trailer