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Finding the Gold Within

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Finding the Gold Within follows six African American college students from Akron, Ohio for three and a half years. They have been mentored for seven years by the youth 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? How will they follow their dreams?

  • Year
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Karina Epperlein
  • Producer
    Karina Epperlein
  • Cast
    Brandyn Costa, Stacee Starr, Imani Scruggs, Tyler Jones, Darius Simpson, Shawntrail Smith