Karina Epperlein’s intimate documentary, FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN has toured the country, screening at film festivals, conferences, colleges and think tanks, fueling dialogue through a stunning visual and emotional journey. Starting May 30th, the film will be available for streaming on Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, VUDU and Hoopla.
FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN follows six African American college students from Akron, Ohio, for three and a half years. They have been mentored by the unique after school program Alchemy, Inc. and are well equipped with self-confidence and critical-thinking skills, ready to become the heroes within their own stories. The protagonists grow before our eyes, whether navigating racial provocations, or seeking support with friends, estranged fathers, and wise grandmothers. Each of them is hell-bent on disproving society’s stereotypes and low expectations. What will their paths and trials look like?