Lacey Schwartz, producer and director of the film Outside the Box, attended the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in 2010. She participated by screening a teaser of her film and then took part in some Q&A afterward.
She greatly enjoyed interacting with the enthusiastic audience that saw the screening. The audiences as well as the participants at the Festival carry about them a uniqueness and a sense of identity purely their own; they are truly individuals, with their own opinions and stories to be told. Schwartz found the goal of the Festival to be one of extreme importance, as it “[gives] space to talking about issues of complex identity.” (This is probably a good spot to thank everyone who makes this wonderful event possible; thanks, everybody!)
Last we heard from her, Schwartz was further developing her media and consulting company, Be Media LLC. She was also adding the finishing touches to her documentary Outside the Box, which you can more about at outsidetheboxfilm.com. Thank you for interviewing with us, Lacey Schwartz!