Bridge the Divide invites you to “Come Meet the Family” a film series to provide a window into the lives of families of other cultures - as they themselves experience them. After each film, participants are invited to talk with and ask questions of a talkback respondent from the culture represented in the story.
Gettin’ Grown (2004). On the eve of his 12th birthday, a task for his grandma takes Eric beyond his block and presents new challenges. MKE-born and raised writer-director Aaron Greer filmed this touching story about living as African American kid where he grew up. Awards include Chicago Children’s Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, American Black Film Festival.
Talkback by Aaron Greer, a filmmaker born and raised in Milwaukee, will illuminate the representation in film –and filmmaking – by African Americans and other underrepresented groups. As part of that discussion, Professor Greer will also share why he chose to tell this film’s story and shoot it in Milwaukee’s inner city, talk a bit about his lived experiences growing in the city and answer questions from the audience. Professor Greer was named program director for Film and Digital Media Studies Program at Loyola in 2012.
Sponsored by: WHC; Bridge the Divide; Nurturing Diversity Partners;Unitarian Church North; Milwaukee Childcare Collective
*Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.