"Quiet No More" Wins At BronzeLens Film Festival
The awards were held via Facebook Live on Sunday, August 16, where the film's director, Eléonore Hamelin, delivered an acceptance speech.
The BronzeLens Film Festival showcases films by seasoned as well as the “next generation” of filmmakers that are by, for, and/or depicting people of color. "Quiet No More" was screened as part of the "Short Documentaries" selection alongside a collection of excellent films.
The festival is typically held in Atlanta, GA, but due to COVID-19 this year's festival took place virtually beginning Tuesday, August 11, and concluding on Sunday, August 16.
This was the film's first festival screening following its premiere on The New Yorker in early June 2020.
"Quiet No More" tells the story of the Reverend Sharon Risher, whose mother was killed by a white supremacist in the Charleston church shooting on June 17, 2015. The film follows her on her journey to heal as she turns to social activism to speak out against racism and gun violence.
This award is dedicated to Sharon whose bravery and courage to speak out against hate and injustice has continued to inspire us.