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Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival: “Home,” with Filmmakers Jeffrey Togman and Pierre Defendini
February 8, 2006 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Home (2005) will be presented by director Jeffrey Togman and cinematographer Pierre Defendini. On a gang-controlled, dead end street, Sheree Farmer is raising her six children alone. With the help of Mary Abernathy, a former fashion industry executive turned community activist, Sheree struggles to buy her first home and escape her violent and drug-infested Newark neighborhood. Home follows these two exceptional women in an intimate story that speaks to the future of America’s cities. The film had its world premiere at the SilverDocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (now AFI Docs), where it won a Special Jury Recognition Award. The documentary was an official selection of the Margaret Mead Film Festival. The New York Times called Home a “marvelously revealing documentary about the psychology of poverty.” Jeffrey M. Togman is an American filmmaker and political scientist and a long-time member of the faculty at Seton Hall University, where he is associate professor of political science and film. Home was co-produced and filmed by Pierre Defendini.
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