'Becoming Black Lawyers' Set to Premiere on FOX SOUL Streaming Network

Filmmaker EvangeIine Mitchell Interviewing Lawyer Featured Lawyers in Documentary Becoming Black Lawyers FOX SOUL Movie Poster
The highly-anticipated, award-winning short documentary 'Becoming Black Lawyers' is set to premiere on the FOX SOUL streaming network this Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. EST.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Michimich -- Prepare to embark on an inspiring journey of ambition, resilience, and the pursuit of a professional legal education. The highly-anticipated short documentary, Becoming Black Lawyers, is set to premiere exclusively on the FOX SOUL streaming network this Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST.

Dive into the fascinating personal stories of five Black lawyers who share how they navigated the challenging terrain of law school. This groundbreaking film illuminates the untold stories of African Americans on their paths to lawyerhood and reveals the additional challenges they face.

Becoming Black Lawyers invites viewers to immerse themselves in these compelling narratives via television or their preferred digital devices on the FOX SOUL digital television network and live streaming service. With a robust viewership exceeding 61 million and streaming across over 20 platforms, FOX SOUL is a popular destination for watching content that celebrates Black culture and deals with real topics impacting the Black community.

Prior to its upcoming national television debut, Becoming Black Lawyers has garnered widespread acclaim, earning an impressive 37 national and international awards. Selected to screen at over 100 film festivals worldwide, this documentary marks the directorial debut of Attorney Evangeline M. Mitchell, a passionate and committed advocate for equitable access to legal education, particularly among African Americans.

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Reflecting on the film's significance, Mitchell shares, "Law school is difficult and extremely competitive within itself. However, people can sit in the same classroom, walk the same halls, and have entirely different experiences. This documentary provides an important contribution to understanding our unique experiences in pursuing a legal education."

"At the same time, this documentary is about more than becoming lawyers; it's about the struggles of incredible human beings pursuing their dreams against the odds. I hope that this film will inspire and encourage more people to fearlessly go after their goals and fight hard to overcome the barriers they may encounter along the way."

Mitchell's interest in becoming a lawyer was sparked as a teenager by watching The Eyes on the Prize documentary series about ordinary people who served as the foot soldiers that fueled the civil rights movement. Because the documentary motivated her to pursue law, she understands the tremendous power of film.

"I hope this film will ignite an interest in law school for some viewers as our presence and perspectives as Black people are greatly needed in law schools, the legal profession, and beyond. The insight and perspective they gain can help arm them for the battles ahead and push them to pursue the ideals of justice and equity," stated Mitchell, who also executive-produced the film project along with entertainment attorney Jalene Mack.

A first-generation college and law school graduate, Mitchell earned degrees from Prairie View A&M University, the University of Iowa College of Law, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. To prepare for her documentary filmmaking journey, she completed a Certificate of Documentary Arts from the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies.

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The film is a completely self-funded, independent passion project many years in the making. Mitchell made the decision to create a film about the Black law student experience while still in law school but put the project on hold. However, a life-altering event in 2016 pushed her to stop procrastinating and move full speed ahead - and she hasn't looked back since.

Don't miss the premiere of Becoming Black Lawyers during Black History Month. The stories told in this film serve as a testament to the perseverance and enduring spirit of African Americans in the continuing struggle for access, representation, and inclusion.

It is must-see viewing for all audiences including elementary, middle, and high school students. Pre-law student and law student watch parties are now being planned across the country in anticipation of the film's widespread release.

To view the documentary once it premieres, go to the FOX SOUL network at https://foxsoul.tv/. The network can be accessed for free at any location and at any time without signing up or ordering a subscription.

To receive more information about the documentary, obtain the discussion guide for watch parties and panel discussions, or inquire about hosting a Q&A session with the filmmaker, please visit the official website at https://www.becomingblacklawyers.com/.

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