WRITING MY OWN HAPPY ENDING
10/14/2017@ 5:30 PM
LOCATION:   Hay Street United Methodist Church    
GENRE:   Documentary

WRITING MY OWN HAPPY ENDING   74 minutes

The Durham VOICE is a community newspaper in Durham, North Carolina. It is written by area college students and the teenagers featured in this film. The paper is written for a part of Durham known for its high crime rates and poverty. Writing My Own Happy Ending tells the story of the paper and its teenage writers during a trip the students took to Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks. There, they visited an island newspaper and worked on stories in an environment that was a polar opposite from home. This cultural exchange between mostly African American kids from the city and white adults on a tiny island is more than a “fish out of water” story. Instead, it’s about how a group of teenagers uplifted their community through writing. But the moral of this story is more than that. The moral is a question these teens have for adults…

The Filmmaker is planning to attend and will conduct a Q&A immediately following the screening.