OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the rights to feature-length documentary Family Affair.
The independent film, written and produced by Chico David Colvard, examines his family history. The movie, acquisition terms for which were not disclosed, garnered attention at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it had its world premiere.
Family Affair is the first film to join OWN's recently announced Documentary Film Club, which will spotlight cinematic documentaries that can inspire and entertain, and encourage emerging creative voices to bring their stories to the network.
"OWN is about real life stories of self-discovery, inspiration and transformation," said CEO Christina Norman in a statement. "Family Affair is exactly that -- a multilayered, 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."
At age 10, Colvard shot his older sister in the leg, an act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his family. Thirty years later, Colvard ruptures veils of secrecy and silence again by visiting his relatives in what are cathartic meetings.
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