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Encore Broadcast Date: September 5, 2006

PBS Premiere: August 16, 2005


The Academy Award-nominated Hardwood is a deeply personal filmic journey by director Hubert Davis, the son of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. Mel, now a coach for young basketball players in Vancouver, recalls falling in love at first sight with Hubert's mother, a white woman, at a time when racism seemed to make their union impossible. Despite their emotional bonds still resonating over 20 years later — Mel chose to marry a black woman, with whom he also had a son. The filmmaker unites both sides of his family, speaking movingly about the complex web of love, betrayal and family ties that bind them all in this Academy Award-nominated film. Through personal interviews, archival footage and home movies Davis delves into his father's past in the hope of finding his own

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Film Information

Hardwood (30 min.)

Premiere Date: August 16, 2005

Encore Broadcast Date: Sept. 5, 2006

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Filmmaker: Hubert Davis Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim


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