Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Capital City Black Film Festival was proud to screen award-winning Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution, directed by Deborah Riley Draper, in our inaugural year. Deborah’s inspiring storytelling and heartwarming support elevated our efforts to extraordinary heights, empowering us to build this platform for so many other filmmakers who need and deserve it.

It is why we are so proud to support Deborah as she begins working on her second film project, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, that explores “the untold story of 18 heroic, unheralded African American athletes at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games as they battled the dynamics of race and tolerance.” With less than one week left in her campaign, we ask you to join us in supporting Deborah and her team as they make movies you actually want to watch. By donating and spreading the word about the campaign, you are helping Olympic Pride, American Prejudice complete its ambitious production – including interviews with several witnesses who were actually there in Berlin in 1936.  All contributions are tax-deductible via the fiscal sponsorship of 501(c)(3) charitable foundation The Southern Documentary Fund.

As shared by Deborah, this film chronicles a seminal moment and precursor to the modern Civil Rights Movement. Please help her shed light on this wonderful story in American History with your donation of $5, $10 or whatever amount you would like to support the film. There are great incentives for your contributions, including attendance to an edit session, invites to the VIP Premiere Screening and more.

Please click DONATE NOW to help make an impact on history. As always, be sure to share this with your friends, family, and colleagues through email, Facebook, Twitter, and any of your other preferred social networks. Thank you for standing with us as we support a dear friend and her vision for a more diverse narrative in American filmmaking.

Winston G. Williams
Executive Director, CCBFF