Family Affair, written and produced by Chico David Colvard, tells the story of how the filmmaker – at the age of 10 – shot his older sister in the leg, and how that random, accidental occurrence shattered his family, because, believing she would die from her injuries, his 9-year old sister revealed that their father had sexually molested her and her sisters for years.
Thirty years after the shooting, Colvard visited with family members to document their pain, their resilience and “the nature of forgiveness.”
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, and was eventually released in theaters (limited).
Oprah Winfrey saw it and liked it enough to acquire TV rights to it for her OWN Documentary Club, and the film will now make its official TV debut on the OWN network on March 1, 2012 at 8pm ET/PT.
Check out the trailer below: