OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network To Present “Family Affair”

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February 3rd, 2012

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 Intensely Personal Documentary Examines a Family’s History of Abuse Premieres Thursday, March 1


Los Angeles, CA – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the addition of “Family Affair” to its programming lineup. Shot over several years, the first documentary by filmmaker Chico Colvard probes his own family’s struggle with abuse and their complex family dynamic. “Family Affair” makes its national television debut Thursday, March 1, 8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.


In the award-winning, feature-length documentary “Family Affair,” Colvard offers an intensely personal examination of his troubled family history.  At 10 years old, Colvard accidentally shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his family. Thirty years later, Colvard ruptures the veils of secrecy and silence again, as hebravely visits his relatives and revisits the past.  What unfolds is a personal film that is uncompromising, raw and cathartic — offering piercing insight into the legacy of abuse, the nature of forgiveness and the eternal longing for family.


“Family Affair” is written and directed by Chico Colvard, produced by Colvard and Liz Garbus, and was released by C-LineFilms.

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