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A black teen struggles in a hostile environment and must come to terms with a decision that will effect the rest of his life.

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Russell Costanzo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Morris Jr. Michael Morris Jr. ... Dre
Adepero Oduye ... Mom
Robert Humphrey Robert Humphrey ... James
Ariel Eloi Ariel Eloi ... Kylie
Leon ... Curtis (as Leon Robinson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamara Crews Tamara Crews ... Student
Justiin A. Davis ... Student
Jesus A. Del Rosario Jr. Jesus A. Del Rosario Jr. ... School Security Guard
Rusheal Harrison Rusheal Harrison ... Fly Girl
Shaun Kelly Shaun Kelly ... Bucket Drummer
Shayshahn MacPherson Shayshahn MacPherson ... Gang Member
Ace Marrero ... Joe the witness
Derek Michalak ... Mr. Barker
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Storyline

A black teen struggles with schoolwork in a hostile environment, and his home life, which is equally disturbing. During the days before his gang initiation he attempts to make peace with his negligent mother, console his younger sister, and accept what he's about to do-shoot a stranger in broad daylight. This film tackles the injustice of poverty and the cycle of violence in an up-close and personal way. Ultimately, the choices the character's make, go beyond what is right in front of them. Written by Dean Barker

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Amazing
10 January 2007 | by MaphonSee all my reviews

An amazing short film that I was lucky enough to attend the Screening of at the LA Short Film Festival where it won Best Of The Fest, and it was just that. It started out as another wannabe "kid growing up in the hood" movie, but then it got soooo intense, and the soundtrack was amazing, and I swear, everyone in that theaters heart was beating extremely fast by the climax of the movie. It was sensational. Amazing Job.I was truly just blown away. I am definitely going to keep an eye on this up and coming writer/director. The acting was extremely believable, and the story was phenomenal. Words cannot describe the masterpiece of cinema this movie is. Just...WOW....That is it, that is all i got. Amazing.


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