‘Messwood’ Documentary Release Day Announced

‘Messwood’ Documentary Release Day Announced

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Still from messwood of players lined up in a single row with white jerseys on

April 4, 2023 - Participant announced an April 18th release date for Messwood in celebration of National Student Athlete Day on April 6th. The compelling high school football documentary is co-directed by Emily Kuester, and Emmy® Award winning filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein.

Messwood highlights two Milwaukee high schools -- one predominantly black and the other largely white -- situated a mile apart along the same stretch of road, which were both short players to field an entire football team. They joined as one and, decades later, against the backdrop of a nation’s painful racial reckoning, unite under the leadership of a unique coach and ultimately learn what it truly means to come together as a team.

Read more about the film here.