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Team Dream

Directed by:

Luchina Fisher

18 mins

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022

4:00 PM

Shorts Program 3

In the short documentary film TEAM DREAM we meet close friends Ann Smith and Madeline Murphy Rabb in their final days of preparation for the 2022 National Senior Games. While they train, we learn about their lives growing up amid segregation and stigma before breaking boundaries in their adopted hometown Chicago. A decade after joining Team Dream, a Chicago-based organization training women of color in swimming, biking and triathlon, the two women continue to reach goals they never thought possible. When Misha, a former Division I swimmer, helps them with their starts and turns, the women help her find her way outside the pool. The film culminates with Ann and Madeline competing at the games in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TEAM DREAM shows you’re never too old to dream.

STUART Cinema & Café

About the Filmmaker

Luchina Fisher is an award-winning director, writer and producer whose work is at the intersection of race, gender and identity. Her feature directorial debut Mama Gloria is a 2022 GLAAD Media Award nominee, won numerous festival jury awards, and made its broadcast debut on World channel and PBS. She is the director of two scripted short films and has written and produced several nationally broadcast documentaries. She most recently produced two episodes of a History channel series with President Bill Clinton and is co-directing an independent feature documentary on predatory lending in housing and the impact on the Black community. Fisher is a Sisters in Cinema Documentary Fellow and a member of Brown Girl Doc Mafia and the Black Documentary Collective. She is an inaugural recipient of the Brown Girl Doc Mafia Black Directors Grant and a Spark Fund Award Winner from Firelight Media and the National Endowment of the Humanities.