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NMOA: Film + Panel: Stingrays: October 10, 2021
October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Sunday, 1 pm
Billy Johnson Auditorium
Stingrays (2021). Directed by LeRon Lee and Yvonne Michelle Shirley. (20 min). Not rated.
Join us in our auditorium for this exclusive screening. Capacity is limited (75).
Stingrays is the true story behind the birth of the Newark Swim Team. With odds against them, one man helped build a community staple that positively affected the lives of youth from multiple generations. The Newark Swim Team has generated Olympic gold medalists and was the first team of color to win a state championship.
Stingrays is a human story of goodwill, resilience, loyalty, and triumph. This inspirational short film infuses documentary, archival, and narrative storytelling.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film directors and Newark Swim Team President, John L. Smith.
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