World Premiere


Shorts in Competition: Documentary
| USA | 17 MINUTES | English | English subtitles
Female Director(s), Documentary
One of college basketball’s most prolific coaches, hall-of-famer C. Vivian Stringer became more well known to the non-sports world when the words “nappy headed hoes” were used to describe the young women she was then leading to the 2007 national championship game. A mother whose career has long been mixed with personal tragedy, Stringer’s handling of the incident is a perfect example of grace under fire.

Screening in Shorts Program: History Lessons

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Bess Kargman
BESS KARGMAN has produced work for National Public Radio, The Washington Post and NBC Olympics. Her award-winning debut feature First Position premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and has since been released theatrically around the world. Kargman recently moved from New York to Los Angeles to direct new projects in documentary and narrative film.
Bess Kargman
Daniel Silver
Bess Kargman
Nick Higgins
Executive Producer
Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis, Connor Schell, John Dahl, Jane Rosenthal, Robin Roberts, John Walsh, Bill Simmons
Chris Hajian
Consulting Producer
Rose Caiola
C. Vivian Stringer

Print Source
Jenna Anthony
ESPN Films
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5936
Press Contact
Jay Jay Nesheim
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5839


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