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As an Act of Protest (2002)

Cairo Medina, a young African American actor, goes through a station-of-the-cross journey to find the meaning of his life and eradicate the racism and police brutality that continue to plague the world.
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Che Ayende ...
Cairo Medina
Dennis Leroy Kangalee ...
Abner Sankofa
Ward Nixon ...
Professor Eastman
Crystal Mayo ...
Karen
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Karl Gerbells (as Alexander Riesle)
Akeem Baptista ...
Roy (Father)
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George Medina
Sarah Lewis ...
Charlotte
Joe Rastello ...
The Mayor
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Brian
Leah Herman ...
Michelle Jackson
Joy Alexander ...
Julia (Mother)
The Last Poets ...
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Angie Saidel ...
Madame Dupree
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Cairo Medina, a young African American actor, goes through a station-of-the-cross journey to find the meaning of his life and eradicate the racism and police brutality that continue to plague the world.

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The agony and ecstasy of being a black artist in America...

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15 February 2002 (USA)  »

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The play referred to in the film, "Blues for Mister Charlie", is by James Baldwin and was loosely based on the murder of Emmett Till. Director Dennis Leroy Kangalee had directed a revival of this play in 1999 at the National Black Theater in Harlem before making his first feature film. See more »

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Unforgettable Movie
6 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a white anti-racism activist. When I saw "As An Act of Protest" I was moved, thrilled, and happy that there is a film which so accurately and powerfully exposes both the apparent and hidden racism in this nation. Through its frontal attack, it lets the audience seek solutions rather than presenting them as easy answers.

The performances are solid--with the lead actors turning in gut-wrenching reality.

As a filmmaker myself, I want to add that the production design of this film is flawless. This may be an independent production, but the overall look will leave you with the impression that the budget was limitless.

It is so refreshing to see a movie that is raw, real--sweats--without glitzy special effects or pablum solutions.


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