Slaying Goliath, follows the New York Select Huskies, a basketball team of young Harlem boys and their families, through their heartfelt often tumultuous journey to the annual national championships in Coca Beach, Florida. The documentary takes an intimate look at how families and coaches, knowingly or unknowingly, feed their youngest players into the high stakes of the sports industrial complex and the impact that system has on our children's priorities and long term goals. Through this journey we meet parents who feel this team is their child's first crucial step towards the NBA, and we witness controversy unfold as the team attempts, against all odds, to compete against 96 other teams across the country for the American Athletic Union (AAU) National Basketball Championship. 


Best Documentary, American Black Film Festival; Grand Jury Prize, American Black Film Festival; Official Selection, African Diaspora Film Festival; Official Selection, Black Harvest Film Festival; Official Selection, FESPACO Film Festival

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Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson

Joe Brewseter, M.D. is a psychiatrist and filmmaker who directs and produces fiction films, documentaries and new media focused on the experiences of communities of color.

Michèle Stephenson is a Haitian filmmaker and former human rights attorney. Stephenson is committed to making personal human stories that are too often excluded from mainstream media.

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