Documentary Feature | 92 minutes

HIFF 2022

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Laura Checkoway

Produced by
Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, Roy Bank, Joe Plummer, Jenifer Westphal, Laura Checkoway

2022 | English | USA

Academy Award®-nominated director Laura Checkoway (EDITH + EDDIE, HIFF 2017) delivers a tender new documentary on the intersections of masculinity and mental health. In the heart of Detroit, Jason Wilson opens a martial arts training center for young, underserved Black boys. When he realizes they need much more than discipline, Jason helps four new recruits confront the source of their unresolved anger, fear, and anxiety. THE CAVE OF ADULLAM is a probing look into the racist structures that fail many of America’s youth as well as a compassionate testament to the power of community, love, and vulnerability.

Scheduled to attend: Director Laura Checkoway