Camera as Witness Presents Documentary AULCIE
Camera as Witness Stanford Arts presents in-person a MOVING FORWARD series event about mental health and sports
co-presented with Bechtel International Center, Consulate General of Israel, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medicine and the Muse
(72 min) Israel/US
Director/Producer: Dani Menkin Executive Producer: Nancy Spielberg
The story of a remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation, and how he ultimately triumphed despite the odds. In the summer of 1976, Aulcie Perry was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv while playing basketball in Harlem, and was signed immediately. Just a year later, Perry, who took the Israeli basketball team to their first European championship, started dating supermodel Tami Ben Ami, converted to Judaism, and became one of Israel’s biggest athletes. But not all was well behind the scenes, as he descended to drugs and jail time, before finally finding redemption – all this while searching for his biological daughter.
Please join us for the panel discussion with the filmmaker Dani Menkin and Dr. Vanika Chawla, Mental Health Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Stanford Arts Camera as Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.
FREE and open to the general public.
Full event information: http://www.unaff.org/2021/f_Aulcie.html
Location: Stanford Medical School Li Ka Shing Center