A Queen's Discovery: Documentary

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“A Queen’s Discovery: A Young Girl’s African Journey To Find Her Greatness Within”. The film follows this year’s LEAP mission and the perspective of 16-year-old Nzinga Anasa Braswell. Her journey was the first to the country of Africa and she gives a unique comparison between her black American experience as a youth and what she discovered in Africa.

As a result of Nzinga’s travel she has committed to raising funds for the Nikki Giovanni Scholarship Fund. The scholarship Provides financial assistance for qualified students to attend secondary school; Pays for tuition, boarding, travel, book, and other school related fees; Offers mentorship to motivate students to perform well in and out of the classroom as they explore their talents, interests and passions. Funds will be used for the  documentary of other related activities that will fund scholarship and future missions to Africa for youth.

Fathers Incorporated is a not-for-profit (501c3). All donations are tax deductable. For more information on our organization visit  www.fathersincorporated.com
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Atlanta Teen’s Documentary on Ghana to Air on PBS Nationwide

Atlanta, GA—November 25, 2016—A Queen’s Discovery follows a father and daughter’s mission trip to Africa. The film is told from the perspective of 16-year-old Nzinga Anasa Braswell as she and her father participate in an annual LEAP for Ghana mission in 2015. Her journey to the country as a first time visitor gives her a unique comparison between her Black American experience as a youth and what she discovered in Africa. (Runtime 23:30).

The film is the winner of PBS’s To The Contrary: All About Women – International Category. It is scheduled to begin airing nationwide on December 9, 2016 (check your local listing for airtime).

“I had no idea that my story would be of such interest to others. I want to give back to those girls I met in Ghana. This has turned out to be a way to do just that,” says Nzinga.

Nzinga Braswell is currently a senior at North Springs Charter High School in Atlanta, GA. Her extra curricular activities include managing the Varsity Basketball team and participating in the HOSA-Future Health Professionals and the African American Culture Clubs. She also works part-time at a local family entertainment center, assists a local group with feeding the homeless, and participates in Fathers Incorporated's on-going community service activities. Nzinga was recently accepted to attend Kennesaw State University in Georgia and plans to pursue a career in sports medicine.

“I am so proud of Nzinga. I watched her transform over the nine days we were in Africa,” says her father and Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated, Kenneth Braswell. “When she said she wanted to raise funds to send girls to secondary school, it blew my heart away.”

The film recently won Best Film in the Delta Sigma Theta International Film Festival in Atlanta, and was showcased at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival. Nzinga and her Dad can also be seen interviewed on The Tavis Smiley Show, Wednesday, November 30th (check your local listing for airtime).

For more information on the documentary, email fathersincorporated@gmail.com or call 770-804-9800. A copy of this documentary can be purchased at www.aqueensdiscovery.com. A portion of the proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for furthering the education of youth in Ghana. You can also donate directly to the scholarship fund at www.gofundme.com/queensdiscovery

Fathers Incorporated is leading national nonprofit for the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood.

Photo Credit: JVE Photography
Photo Caption: Kenneth Braswell (Father), Nzinga Braswell & Tavis Smiley
Nzinga Interviewed on Tavis Smiley Show
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We are now 30 days into our fundraising campaign with a long way to go to reach our goal. Please encourage your friends and family to contribute to this worthwhile effort. The documentary is progressing and I can't wait for you to see it.
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Thank you to our gracious supporters thus far...You have brought a smile to our hearts, but more importantly you are helping a 16-year-old believe that she can make a difference in the world.
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Raised by 20 people in 35 months
Created September 25, 2015
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Aaron Eckhart
20 months ago (Offline Donation)

We are overwhelmed, honored and appreciative of your faith in the work Nzinga has set out to do in assisting young girls an Ghana to attend secondary school. We are forever grateful for your generosity.

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Jean M McClain
20 months ago

Please use my Singer's name Sista Jean McClain if you can,I'd appreciate it.

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David Miller
20 months ago

Proud of you guys!

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23 months ago (Offline Donation)

We love and appreciate our Brother WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil for his generous donation.

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Ronald E Pitts
23 months ago

Just saw your documentary at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival. You are a gifted speaker with a big heart.

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What a wonderful thing you are doing--empathy in action! I commend you!

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