Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  29 min.
Release year:  2004

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Cast: Mel Davis


This film is a personal journey by Hubert Davis, the son of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, who explores how his father's decisions affected his life.

Now a coach for young basketball players in Vancouver, Mel recalls falling in love at first sight with Hubert's mother, a white woman, at a time when racism made their union impossible, and then his subsequent marriage to a black woman and the birth of their son.

Both women in Mel's life, the mothers of his two sons, speak movingly about love and betrayal, and both sons speak of the pain of their absent father and its effect on their mothers.

Director: Hubert Davis
Studio: National Film Board of Canada
Producer(s): Erin Faith Young, Peter Starr
Screenplay: Hubert Davis
Official Site: www.nfb.ca/hardwood

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