T H E N O V E L S
ADAPTED FROM THE SCREENPLAYS
HOLLYWOOD GATEWAY SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS is an extraordinary accounting of African-American life at the turn of the 20th Century written in epic form. It's the classic story of triumphing over insurmountable odds to wealth, prosperity, leadership and independence. The formula has been attempted many times, but rarely does the storytelling transcend from telling the overwhelming story to taking the audience on the journey along with the central character. WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS is in the company of THE COLOR PURPLE and ROOTS.
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My Journey to Lewaro: Stories Along the Way explores the depths of human depravity, and the resilience that enables us to triumph over it. In situations of the most dire violence and inhumanity shines a gleam of love, endurance, and commitment to a belief in the possibility of goodness. The novel is a testament to the capacity of these values and beliefs to persist and overcome in the face of the evil they encounter. Despite the heart-wrenching realities it explores, My Journey to Lewaro: Stories Along the Way is a book of profound hope and ultimately a love story. LEWARO ROAD
The novel is narrated by the protagonist herself, in a style infused with all the wit and wisdom she needs to draw on to survive the trials she encounters. The music of the prose captures the verve and passion of the lives it traces, and the arc of the narrative follows an epic trajectory, encompassing a vision as broad and embracing as the love that animates her awareness. LEWARO ROAD
MY JOURNEY TO LEWARO
IS ADAPTED FROM
THE AWARD-WINNING SCREENPLAY
WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS
The Board of Trustees of the
AMERICAN CINEMA FOUNDATION
The 8th Annual SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WINNER
Justin Swingle, for WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS
For excellence in screenplay writing which tell a positive story about specific fundamental values and their importance to society.
The AMERICAN CINEMA FOUNDATION nurtures and rewards feature film and television projects which address fundamental social values and support and strengthens the common good and the common culture.
Academy member Lionel Chetwynd
Nominated for an Academy award Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Lionel Chetwynd Productions
Academy member Bob Gale
Writer | Back to the Future
Bob Gale is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter-producer-director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern California. He has written over 30 screenplays.