““It wasn’t just about the statistics. We wanted to show the human side of what was going on in our community and that Madison is not what we think it is,” said filmmaker Jamie Quam. Over a year and a half ago, Jamie Quam and Jonathon Leslie-Quam were sitting down for the lunch conversation that would spark the idea behind their documentary, Forward: Anger Into Action, which follows the people and organizations fighting for racial justice in Madison. Their conversation came on the heels of the October 2013 release of the “Race to Equity” report, which found significant racial disparity in Madison and Dane County despite the city’s image of being politically progressive and a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
Read the whole article, Documentary to Dig Into Madison’s Racial Disparities here.
Learn more about Jamie Quam’s project, Forward: Anger Into Action, here.