Black Lives Matter

The first vignette of the series.

A young Black man reacts to an older white man questioning why he wears a hoodie that reads "Black Lives Matter."

Is the older man overstepping bounds? Does he put too much responsibility on a young man just trying to read in peace? Or is he trying to bridge a gap and make an honest connection?

Does the young man react with too much anger? Is he pushing away a potential ally? Or is he frustrated with the current state of the country and justified in his reaction to being intruded upon?

Cast+Crew

featuring

Andrew Binger+Mike Callahan

DIRECTED+EDITOR

Chris Jon Conti

Director of photography

Gabriel Garcia Rosa

Camera Operators

Gabriel Garcia Rosa+Danny Mirabal

Sound

Danny Mirabal

Script Supervisor

Gus Scharr

 

Militant Mother

The second vignette of the series.

A young Black woman opens up to her employer when he sees her at work late, watching a video of Korryn Gaines in an altercation with police.

Are police properly equipped to deal with people living with mental illness? How does gender affect interactions with cops and the public reaction when things go wrong? Is it our duty to watch these traumatic videos that bombard us on social media?

As a parent, is it more important to stand up to injustice or to make it home alive? How do we protect our children from the harsh reality we live in? How do we prepare the next generation to navigate this world?

Cast+Crew

featuring

Mariah Sade Ralph+Arthur GregoryPugh

DIRECTED+EDITOR

Chris Jon Conti

Director of photography

Gabriel Garcia Rosa

Camera Operators

Gabriel Garcia Rosa+Danny Mirabal

Sound

Danny Mirabal+Gus Scharr