Director, Chico Colvard received his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he offers film related courses and curates the UMass Film Series. His award winning film, FAMILY AFFAIR, premiered in competition at Sundance in 2010 and was the first film acquired by Oprah Winfrey for her new cable channel, OWN. The New York Times said the doc “emerges as one of the years best documentaries” and gave the film their Critics’ Pick. The Boston Globe named it “one of the most psychologically complex movies ever made.” He is a former Filmmaker-in-Residence at WGBH in Boston and Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. Chico has received funding from the Ford Foundation, LEF Moving Image Fund, Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media and Vital Projects Fund. Chico is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities, film festival panelist and recent juror at Full Frame, IFFBoston and Silverdocs. He is the current DocYard moderator at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. His new film, BLACK MEMORABILIA, examines the culture around the collectibles and antiques that serve as reminders of America’s troubled racial past and present. The film is also a portrait of the people who consume, manufacture and assume the identities of these objects.