Each year the Studio City Film Festival honors filmmakers who embody excellence in filmmaking combined with a social justice theme. This year, the festival has selected “THE RAISING OF THE SON” documentary to receive the the Donald E. Lacy, Jr. Social Justice Award! We are humbled and honored to have been selected for this prestigious award!
Donald E. Lacy, Jr. is a writer, director, actor, comedian, radio talk show host, and activist. In 2018, Steve Sturla and The Studio City Film Festival created the Donald E. Lacy, Jr. Social Justice Award, to be awarded to filmmakers whose films address social issues. On May 19th 2019, CNN aired “The Redemption Project” with Van Jones, documenting Donald’s anti-violence activism in Oakland, California and his journey to forgive the man convicted of his daughter’s murder.