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The 5 Browns: Digging Through the Darkness

The 5 Browns: Digging Through the Darkness

Director: Ben Niles
Producers: Ben Niles, Executive Producer, Geralyn White Dreyfous
Cast: Deondra Brown, Desirae Brown, Gregory Brown, Melody Brown, Ryan Brown


Siblings and Juilliard-trained pianists The 5 Browns were on top of the world after three #1 records and appearances on 60 Minutes, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and more. But beneath the surface of their success loomed a terrible secret: their father, who managed their careers, was responsible for years of sexual abuse against the three sisters. Long before #MeToo, and well-aware that their story would devastate their family and possibly the group, the young women bravely spoke out. The 5 Browns: Digging Through the Darkness follows the siblings’ search for healing through the transformative power of music.

“This is a beautiful film about persistence and truth in life and art” — Julianne Moore; Actor, Advocate

2018, NR, USA, Documentary, English, 99 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance
  Juried Film


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