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World Premiere: 3 Blind Boys on the Block
October 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm$7
Short Film on Black Identity by Student Filmmaker Will Debut on Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on October 10th
NASHVILLE, TN- Moving4Ward Productions is announcing the premiere of the Alan Nettles film Three Blind Boys on the Block at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta on October 10 at 11 a.m. during the College Student Filmmakers Showcase hosted at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast Hotel in the Medlock Auditorium.
3 Blind Boys on the Block is a 20-minute film about identity from the black man’s perspective. The story features three young, African-American men living in a working class neighborhood. Terrance, Jerome, and Roger are each vastly different from their individual personalities to their physical presence. Yvonne James, a young, female reporter interviews them regarding a tragic crime that occurred in their community. Yvonne, who is also black, is seen as the acclaimed, “model” citizen for black women in the 21st century. However, her character looks down upon other people of color in a detached, cold manner because she perceives their social and economic backgrounds as inferior to hers. As she interviews these men, she soon realizes that her perceptions are completely blind and uninformed.
Director and Watkins College film student, Alan Nettles, describes his impetus behind making the film quite simply, “I think there’s a disconnect between society’s perception of a black man and the authenticity of a black man’s identity.”
The 20-minute film embodies power, purpose and perspective. The subject matter is timely regarding the racial tensions currently plaguing our country in the aftermath of the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Mike Scott and several other black men.