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Domestic Legal Drama ‘For The Cause’ to be Streamed on kweliTV

Writer/director Katherine Nero's dramatic feature film "For The Cause" has been making the rounds on the film festival circuit for the past two years, and has now been set, this month, to make its online streaming premiere on kweliTV. Inspired by the Swahili word which means truth, kweliTV is an interactive, streaming TV network dedicated to the stories, issues and culture of the global black community. Their plan is to offer for viewers a wide and eclectic range of programming from indie films, web shows, documentaries, and news programming “exclusively for the entire African diaspora”. "For the Cause" which stars Starring Charlette Speigner,...
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Adiff 2014 Review: 'For the Cause' Takes Political Causes Personally

As mainstream Hollywood looks back at race relations circa the Civil Rights Movement, independent films like Katherine Nero’s new film, "For the Cause," turn their gaze towards a very different faction of the Civil Rights struggle. Screening at the New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (Adiff) this Sat, Dec. 6 at 5Pm, "For the Cause" is a project 12 years in the making. Shot in a little over a week on location in Chicago, the film tells the story of emerging attorney Mirai Scott (Charlette Speigner), as she takes on the most difficult case of her young career—that of defending Rolly (Eugene Parker), her...
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New Filmmakers New York to Screen Katherine Nero's 'For The Cause' in July

Writer/director Katherine Nero's dramatic feature film "For The Cause" will be screened in New York as part of the New Filmmakers New York Summer Series on Wednesday, July 2nd. The film last year made its film festival circuit run after its world premiere at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago. Starring Charlette Speigner, Shariba Rivers and Eugene Parker, the dramatic feature film deals with Mirai Scott (Speigner), a civil rights attorney who is contacted by her father (Parker), a former Black Panther that went underground 30 years prior to escape a murder charge, and who urges her to take his case. The plot thickens since "Mirai is hesitant to defend a man she...
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Paff 2014 Review: 'For the Cause' Takes Political Causes Personally

As mainstream Hollywood looks back at race relations circa the Civil Rights Movement in films like The Butler and 42, independent films like 2010’s Night Catches Us and Katherine Nero’s new film, For the Cause, turn their gaze towards a very different faction of the Civil Rights struggle. Making its west coast premiere at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles last Friday, For the Cause is a project 12 years in the making. Shot in a little over a week on location in Chicago, the film tells the story of emerging attorney Mirai Scott (Charlette Speigner), as she takes on the most difficult case of her young career—that of defending Rolly (Eugene Parker), her...
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Katherine Nero’s ‘For The Cause’ Selected For The 22nd Pan–African Film Festival

In a few weeks, the 22nd annual Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles, taking place Feb. 6-17 2014, will announce their highly anticipated selections for next year’s festival.But we already know what one of the films to be screened at the upcoming event will be.Writer/director Katherine Nero's feature film, For The Cause, will make its West Coast premiere at the festival after world premiering this past summer at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago.Starring Charlette Speigner, Shariba Rivers and Eugene Parker in the leads, the dramatic feature film deals with Mirai Scott (Speigner), “a civil rights attorney Mirai Scott (played by Speigner 0 who is contacted by her...
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Watch Trailer For Katherine Nero's Indie Family/Legal Drama 'For The Cause'

We last reported on writer/director Katherine Nero's independently-made feature film, For The Cause, in February, when it was still in post-production.Now the Chicago-shot film, which stars Charlette Speigner, Shariba Rivers and Eugene Parker, is complete and is about to hit the film festival circuit.Ms. Nero has now released the first full trailer for her film, which you can watch below.The film deals with Mirai Scott (Speigner), “a civil rights attorney, who is contacted by her father (Parker), a former Black Panther who went underground 30 years ago to escape a murder charge and who urges her to take his case. Initially, Mirai is hesitant to defend a man...
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Watch Film Clip From Katherine Nero's Indie Feature 'For The Cause'

We have previously reported on writer/director Katherine Nero's independently-made feature film, For The Cause, which was shot last July in Chicago. The film, which is currently in the last stages of post-production, deals with "Mirai Scott, a civil rights attorney, who is contacted by her father, Rolly Spencer, a former Black Panther who went underground 30 years ago to escape a murder charge and who urges her to take his case. Initially, Mirai is hesitant to defend a man she doesn’t know. However, Mirai’s passion for justice and curiosity about her father take over, and she commits herself wholeheartedly to his defense, despite warnings from...
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