Saturday 1330 Fillmore (Lush Life Theater)






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Lalo’s House
Suspense Thriller, African American, African, Women, drama
Kelley Kali

Inspired by true events. After being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring, disguised as a Catholic orphanage.

Justin Spray

Tabu, a school girl in rural Tanzania, is desperate to go to school to improve her chances in life but the risks she takes to get here, threaten the very thing she cherishes the most: her education.  This narrative fiction was created from the testimony of young women and made by first-time filmmakers in the community of Lindi, Southern Tanzania in collaboration with filmmaker, Justin Spray and the NGO, VSO.

Halimat (I’m a woman)
Okusanya Bayonle Samson

A young girl faces the struggles of accomplishing her goals of becoming a doctor and breaking away from the shackles of sex slavery from her mother

Nani Sahra Walker, Grace Oyenubi

Forced is a feature documentary film on three women forced to flee their homes when the dreaded militant group Boko Haram invaded their village in Gwoza, Borno State in northeast Nigeria, and their stories of reconstruction. The women – Ruth, Esther and Saratu – symbolize thousands of girls and women who were abducted, raped and displaced during the decade-long insurgency.

Total Runtime: 1:17:00






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The Rolex
Director: Kingslee Purcell
14 min 30 sec

A female photographer stalks a man searching for his missing Rolex.

Searit Huluf

An amateur female gamer is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for a pro league gaming team, only to be repressed by self-doubt.

Blind Sight
Director: Corbin Reid
19 min 29 sec

A woman forced into a hurricane shelter must face different perspectives on an event she’s been avoiding from the people she’s been avoiding

Demarcus Brown

A young woman tries to save her relationship by prostituting herself to save her relationship.

Me Time
Iyabo Boyd

After a long work week, Deborah is exhausted and needs to relax. One part of her psyche, Sexy Deb, appears and tries to bully her into going out to a bar for a hook-up. Soulful Deb also shows up- she lights some incense and tries to guide her into some self-care stroking. Then Scaredy Deb pops in and whines that she just wants to eat oatmeal and watch Gilmore Girls.   When they finally rally together to get-it-on solo, Scaredy Deb questions aloud if they’ve ever truly had an orgasm, undermining each aspect of the Debs and threatening to derail their whole plan. Through laughter and introspection, ME TIME explores women’s sexuality, self-care, and highlights the richness of our inner lives.

Total Runtime: 1:38:00






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United States vs White Men
First Time Filmmaker: Yes
drama, suspense, mystery, crime
Princess A. Hairston


The year is 2050 and the dynamics of power have changed hands. White Men are being interrogated for humanitarian crimes across the US. United States vs White Men showcases the new world order of adapting to various cultures and all races through interrogation. In order to change society, white men are now on trial and are forced to deal with their inability to respect all cultures.

Princess Garrett

This documentary is about the loss of identity and its systemic impact on black males. By exploring the complexities of mental slavery, Sankofa calls it’s audience to free themselves from the system in which they were born.

Unalienable Rights
Froilan Cuesta

During the mid-70’s and 80’s there existed a stench of racial inequality in the city of “Brotherly Love”. In Philadelphia there was a small, vibrant liberating organization that helped forge communal-ism and voiced the continued struggle for civil rights. The MOVE organization led by John Africa, a philosophical, magnetic and mesmerizing man was able to lead a group of Philadelphians in unison with hopes to achieve the ultimate humanistic utopia of connecting as one with nature and ridding the land of racism and police brutality; especially since “All men are created equal.”   Also during this time period author, revolutionary, radio personality and political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal who was a MOVE supporter and a Black Panther, covered many of their trials throughout his journalism career and even asked John Africa to represent him during his own trial for allegedly killing a Philadelphia police officer during a traffic stop involving Mumia’s brother, William Cook.  Unalienable Rights is a four-part docudrama that merges the struggles of two men: John Africa and Mumia Abu-Jamal against the racially divided, “in-justicetized” city of Philadelphia where the Italian Mafia, corrupt city government and Black Muslim Mob ran amok with devilish intentions in a major cover up.   This is a condensed version of part 1 of 4, stay tune!

“Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty”
Arielle Nobile

The Story of Michael D. McCarty” shares the journey of a man who even in the face of great obstacles spreads joy wherever he goes.  Follow Michael as he evolves from aspiring scientist to Black Panther Party member, from FBI target to soldier, from drug addict to health nut. The twists and turns of Michael’s life will fill you with hope, laughter and a living example of resilience. Blending interviews with stop motion animation and archival footage, Michael’s story reminds us how we grow through the challenges life throws our way

Total Runtime: 1:47:00