“54 YEARS LATE” is a short film that tells the gut-wrenching true-life story of Terry Gene Wright, a 58-year-old African American man who was not diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) until the age of 54 despite being seen by an array of healthcare practitioners, enduring countless hospitalizations and surgeries, and having all the classic symptoms of CF - a progressive and genetic disease that’s often perceived to affect only the Caucasian population. Written and directed by Michele Wright, Ph.D., and produced by Butterbean Productions, this movie emotionally depicts Terry’s roughly 5 ½-decade painful and surreal journey from childhood to adulthood to finally being diagnosed with CF “54 YEARS LATE”!
Dealing with the anxieties from the lives lost due to COVID-19, a woman learns to find peace in the midst of chaos.
Mamadou is a Senegalese young man living in Turin working as a cabu-cabu, a kind of abusive taxi driver used exclusively by the African community. Sometimes Mamadou is forced to accept extra work for dangerous friends. One day, he has to deliver a suspect bag across the city, but is distracted by the sight of Aaida, a beautiful girl of Nigerian origin. Meeting the looks of the two young men will kick off a series of encounters and confrontations with other people who will get on the yellow-gold taxi of Mamadou by delaying the delivery of the bag. When the day is over, Mamadou will lose his beloved taxi and go home on foot with Ernesto, a new friend, and perhaps with a future appointment with Aaida.
After the principal shuts down the school's favorite club, an anarchic teen loner reluctantly teams up with her rigid do-gooder classmate to complete the dangerous Chicken Sh*t list, and stumbles upon a serial killer offing the faculty.
Emmy Award Winning Editor Krysia Carter Giez & Directors Stefano Da Frè & Laura Pellegrini, two filmmakers who recently had their previous documentary "The Girl Who Cannot Speak" win the 'Coup de Coeur' at the Cannes Film Festival have created a new political documentary on Youth Activism. This is a political documentary that joining forces with Activist Jeremy Ornstein to document a new voice in America's youth movement. Stefano & Laura invite five prominent activists to New York City. Each activist has a unique, diverse, personal connection to recent national events such as the school shootings in Parkland, Florida to Black Lives Matter in America to the Green New Deal.
A celebration takes a dark turn.
After suffering a brutal loss, a widow succumbs to her fears, gives up on the world, and imprisons herself in her home. But just when she decides to better herself, she discovers that she may not be as alone as she thought.
The truth is that the pursuit of freedom has been a long journey from early civilization to massive slavery for profits. Economic emancipation for women in the workplace to freedom under law where equal rights are not observed, time and time again we rise up when injustices is a spectacle for the world to see and nothing is done.
A man (Marcus) who once had everything, now struggles with addiction, stemming from a tragic loss in his family. His purpose in life dissipates after losing everything important to him. Despite Marcus being so far gone, his best friend (Bobby) is his only hope to salvage what is left. This film raises alcohol / substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health awareness. "The Fix", encourages friends and family to do all they can to help, while their loved one is still alive.
‘I Stand Proud’ is a spoken word piece that encourages black students and people to stand out freely for who they are, whenever they appear to be the minority in an institution.
This piece was originally part of a theatre performance I created at university called FUSE. The performance explored and celebrated race and identity between three women of different races, through: theatre, spoken word, music, and dance.
«If the last surviving soldier of the first World War wanted to get rid of the terrible burden that kept him alive ... his name would be Simon Rosenberg.»
The cardinals and the Swiss guard go up the stairs with the papal dress to be ironed, the preparations, the dressing: the new pope is ready to look out of the window of the apostolic palace and introduce himself to the faithful
Odd Man Out: The Series follows Charles Winters, a young African American man who’s desperate to find his place in the world. The series will detail the struggles Charles and many minorities face feeling accepted in their everyday lives while trying to make their mark in the world. Social issues such as those that plague the black community will be explored and we’ll see the tr
This is the story of Mr. Rafael Castrillon, a master toymaker with more than fifty years of experience and a former Mr. Peru in bodybuilding. His story is a one-way ticket towards the manufacture of the traditional (incomplete) wooden toy.
I’ m travelling. I’ m leaving a city behind me for another city. I hope a different one. I suppose, someone else must be travelling to reach the city that I’m leaving. Maybe the journey takes place only inside us. Maybe the city itself is only inside us. What indeed is a city, rather than the way we see it. Violence follows me everywhere. For a while the colors fade and the place loses its power, I'm not sure where I am. How different is a tourist town from a real one. Is fascism something acquired or something that we are born with?
‘TRADE’ tells the story of two men, one a streetwise hustler, the other a straight-laced lawyer, who meet and form a relationship that brings to light who they really are.
As their relationship deepens and their lives intertwine, the complexity and dangers of it reveal themselves in ultimately tragic ways.
Samuel Taft is black police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department. He’s an officer that bleeds blue but is also conflicted with the violence cops throughout the nation are perpetuating on African Americans. Samuel believes in the importance of his job, but hates the fact that officers commit these injustices and are never charged or even prosecuted. Samuel’s twin brother, Howard Taft, quit the police force for many of the same reasons. His nephew, Smith Taft, is very progressive and often reminds Samuel of the double life he seems to be living. Samuel must come to terms with the career he’s chosen and everything that comes with it or try and fight back against the system for his people. Ultimately, he must choose which side he’s truly on.
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