Shorts Program 1

Saturday, Aug. 5, 5:10 PM

BUY TICKETS
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The Creed

Dir. Stacey Muhammad • United States, 2017, 16 min.

Kwame and Khadijah Lee are a grieving couple whose 15-year-old son Brandon was shot and killed by a cop. After the court system fails them by acquitting their son’s murderer, in a desperate search for justice, they take matters into their own hands.

World Premiere

Trailer

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Emmett Still

Dir. Fahamu Pecou • United States, 2016, 15 min.

The story captures a day in the precarious life of a young Black man in a world where a random encounter with police can quickly turn into a life-or-death situation. Ultimately, he discovers strength and assurance in the power and beauty of his ancestors.

Philadelphia Premiere

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SHORT NARRATIVE

New Neighbors

Dir. E.G. Bailey • United States, 2017, 9 min.

How far will a mother go to protect her children? A 2017 Sundance Official Selection, New Neighbors is a story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood. Considering all the killings and assaults on Black lives, she is determined to keep her family safe. A clever, resourceful, and unique approach to the Black Lives Matter dialogue.

Philadelphia Premiere

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Sketch

Dir. Mariama Diallo • United States, 2017, 13 min.


A police sketch artist who believes he has stumbled upon the suspect from one of his drawings becomes convinced he knows how to do the right thing.

Philadelphia Premiere