Writing My Own Happy Ending

The Durham VOICE is a community newspaper based in eastern part of Durham, North Carolina, an area of town nicknamed "the bullseye" because of its high crime and poverty rates. The paper acts as more than just a news source for these neighborhoods. Instead, it provides an avenue of empowerment for the young teen writers seen in Writing My Own Happy Ending. When this group of young, mostly black writers takes a trip to Ocracoke Island - a few hours drive but a world away from East Durham - they meet with the older, white staff of the local newspaper. A cultural exchange occurs, as these two wildly different groups of writers interact, and the teens face the challenge of learning about the island by writing up features about the it's residents. But, what begins as a fish-out-of-water story slowly reveals itself to be much more than that. By witnessing another community, the students begin to realize how much knowledge and power they already had back home. By using their own platform, they are able to uplift their community and offer a different kind of media. And while they learn so much from adults, the moral of the tale ends up being a realization that what they have to offer is as valuable as what others have to offer them.

Running Time
1 hours 14 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Joseph Cabosky
Joseph Cabosky
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Writing My Own Happy Ending» (20)

James avatar

I'm surprised I've not watched it sooner but hugely enjoyed every moment of this film. This film is up there in my top 10 films!

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Thomas Gutierrez

I loved this movie! It was refreshing!

Laura avatar

Well-crafted, well-written, and well-acted film. Joseph Cabosky added depth to its characters and an acerbic quality to its witty dialog.

Jose C. avatar
Jose C.

Joseph Cabosky has crafted a wildly creative, utterly original and bold film!

Albert Montgomery avatar
Albert Montgomery

OMG Wow well what a film officially my new favorite film, which has surpassed other. This film have everything you want out of a Documentary movie.

Emma S. avatar
Emma S.

I forgot I was watching a movie..

James M. avatar
James M.

Excellent movie. It made my day after being bedbound recovering from a cold.

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Shirley Armstrong

The best thing about Joseph Cabosky movies: I know what to expect and I get what I expected. And He DID IT again!

Russell Murray avatar
Russell Murray

One of my new favorite films.

Diane avatar

I liked the movie. Decent acting. Worth the watch!

Jose avatar

Loved it! As usual Joseph Cabosky is cool and interesting. Its worth a watch or two. You won't regret it.