Video Librarian

“SILENCES raises serious questions about race, child raising and family secrets, but does so without histrionics or acrimony. Recommended.”

Visual Anthropology Review

“Educators in diverse fields, from teacher preparation to family studies to nursing to urban anthropology, may find that SILENCES serves both to introduce students to issues of race and family dynamics, and to increase their awareness of the subtleties of culture in different contexts.”

Library Journal

“One of those rare films that makes you feel simultaneously supportive and angry and keeps you thinking long after the credits roll. A little gem, SILENCES is essential for academic and high school collections”.

Heather Dalmage ~ Author

“SILENCES is a must see for anyone wanting a deeper insight into race and racial attitudes… This film is sure to challenge and change racial thinking”
* Heather Dalmage ~ Author of “Tripping on the Color Line:Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World”

Silences will have your students debating the complexities of
race, family secrets and white privilege all before the first class break.

"Black New Yorkers: For biracial filmmaker, film helps heal painful past"

− NY Amsterdam News

"The program discusses mixed-race politics, history and experience through the narrative of one man’s quest to find his biological father in the short documentary ‘Silences,’ featured in San Francisco’s 2007 Black Film Festival."

− Forum with Michael Krasny

"Big Sky Film: ‘Silences’ Blurs Line Between Subject, Object"

− New West

"SILENCES raises serious questions about race, child raising and family secrets, but does so without histrionics or acrimony. Recommended."

− Video Librarian

"One of those rare films that makes you feel simultaneously supportive and angry and keeps you thinking long after the credits roll. A little gem, SILENCES is essential for academic and high school collections."

− Library Journal

"SILENCES is a must see for anyone wanting a deeper insight into race and racial attitudes… This film is sure to challenge and change racial thinking."

− Heather Dalmage: Author of Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multi-Racial Families in a Racially Divided World

"Educators in diverse fields, from teacher preparation to family studies to nursing to urban anthropology, may find that SILENCES serves both to introduce students to issues of race and family dynamics, and to increase their awareness of the subtleties of culture in different contexts."

− Visual Anthropology Review