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Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
Produced in 1970 by a group of Black educators in Chicago, the Black ABC’s are a deck of alphabet flash cards by and for young Black students. Fifty years later, hip-hop artist Topaz Jones updates them for our times.
In this community portrait of North Philadelphia, a neighborhood with high rates of addiction and homelessness, residents share what brings them joy and helps them uplift their community. Whether through family, faith, work, or recreation, they find personal meaning and share love with their neighbors.
(Renee Maria Osubu, USA/UK 2021, 28 min)
Closed captioning will be available for this film.
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Topaz Jones is a rapper, singer, and musician who makes his filmmaking debut with Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma.
Jason Sondock is a director, producer, cinematographer, and editor, whose short films include Melvin (2015), Goldlink: Dance on Me (2015), and BLUEGOLDFISH (2018).
With Jason Sondock, Simon Davis is one half of the filmmaking duo known as rubberband., whose work encompasses experimental and narrative films, music videos, and advertising.
Country USA/Germany, France, Italy
Director Topaz Jones, Jason Sondock, Simon Davis
Producer Luigi Rossi, Jason Sondock, Simon Davis
Executive Producer Luigi Rossi, Kevin Storey
Writer Topaz Jones, Jason Sondock, Simon Davis
Editor J.M. Harper, Nate Katz
Cinematographer Chayse Irvin
Music Topaz Jones
Print Source rubberband.