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2020 Virtual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film: Residue
Dir. Merawi Gerima | USA 2019 | Narrative Feature | 90 Mins
When Jay arrives home, he finds his neighborhood gentrified beyond recognition. Demetrius, his childhood best friend, is missing, but none of the remaining black folks trust Jay enough to provide any answers. Jay’s frustration compounds as he also finds himself alienated in the city at large, attacked from all sides. Jay visits his last friend, Dion, in prison, but leaves feeling powerless and infuriated. One final chance confrontation results in Jay succumbing to the same forces as his friends did.
A discussion with the filmmaker via Zoom will begin at 3:30 p.m. on September 10. Twenty-four hours prior to the filmmaker discussion, we will email a secure Vimeo link to the film to registered participants, so that registrants can view the film in advance. We will also provide a link to the filmmaker discussion.