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‘Messwood’ Documentary Release Day Announced

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.