Cheryl, a victim of early on set Alzheimer disease has become a burden
and a source of frustration for her loving husband Jerry. Desperately
needing a break from his care giving duties, Jerry escapes out of the
house. Cheryl, alone, loses her tenuous grasp on reality and floats in
and out of her past memories. Jerry returns to find her reliving the happiest
day of her life and his - their wedding.
Invitation from Freehart Productions to screen the short
THE MAKING OF A GLOBAL FAMILY is a colorful documentary about a multi?racial
ensemble of drummers and dancers. The Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble
entertains and educates audiences of all ages about Nigerian traditions
and culture through the use of music, song and dance. The Ensemble was
formed by Francis Awe in 1985 in response to the growing interest in
the Talking Drum. Whether it is the slow mystic dance for Obatala (the
god of peace and purity), or the hot fiery dance of Sango (the god of
thunder)or Sabada(a social dance of praise to the creator), the group
will truly transform you to the shores of Nigeria.
An African-American couple, expecting their first child, have chosen to
bring the baby into the world with the assistance of a midwife in the
comfort of their own home, incorporating an Americanized African ritual
ceremony. When the woman’s sister, a corporate success story, arrives,
the two women lock horns over the method of birth. The conflict between
conventional medicine and African tradition reaches a climax and results
in a very dramatic resolution.