Belonging in the usa:

The Story of Michael D. McCarty

This multiple-award winning film, shares the life journey of Michael D. McCarty who even in the face of great obstacles spreads joy wherever he goes.  Follow Michael as he evolves from aspiring scientist to Black Panther Party member, from FBI target to soldier, from drug addict to health nut.   The twists and turns of Michael’s life will fill you with hope, laughter and a living example of resilience.  

Michael’s story reminds us how we can grow through the challenges life throws our way.

Filmed in LA & Chicago in 2017, the film blends interviews with stop motion animation and archival footage. 

Also featuring Eric Cyrs aka Baba the Storyteller, Barbara ClarkAlicia Partnoy and many more.

Review - James Walsh - CU Denver Screening 

"Through her dynamic film about the life of Michael D. McCarty and the discussion that she led after the film, Arielle Nobile nourished our University and enriched our lives through a story about storytelling. This film is both a history lesson and a journey into the cathartic qualities of telling stories."

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