Giving Voice follows the lives of six high school students as they compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition. August Wilson was an award-winning American playwright, who wrote about the African American experience. Viola Davis described his writing by saying, “He captures our humor, our vulnerabilities, our tragedies, our trauma. And he humanizes us. And he allows us to talk.”
THE LENS OF HOPE
The film shows the power of helping young people (and all people) find their own voice and let different voices create a rich symphony of cultures.
Filmmakers: James D. Stern & Fernando Villena
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes