*OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network acquired the rights to “Family Affair,” an independent feature length documentary film written and produced by Chico David Colvard.
“Family Affair,” said to be an intensely personal documentary that examines Colvard’s compelling family history, garnered great attention at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it had its world premiere.)
According to a press release from OWN, the film is autobiographical in nature. When filmmaker Colvard was ten years old boy, he shot his sister in the leg. The act shattered his family. Some 30 years later, delving into the past, he returns to visit his relatives and try to put the pieces back together.
“Affair” is the first film to join OWN’s recently announced Documentary Film Club. The Doc Club was created to spotlight cinematic documentaries that can inspire and entertain, and encourage emerging creative voices to bring their stories to a mainstream television audience on OWN.
“OWN is about real life stories of self-discovery, inspiration and transformation,” said Chief Executive Officer Christina Norman. “Family Affair” is exactly that – a multi-layered, raw and provocative family story. I applaud Chico Colvard for his bravery in creating a deeply personal film that shares with us his pain, his anger and ultimately his transformation.”