‘#AmeriCAN’ Nate Parker’s (Short Film)
#AmeriCAN is a short film and public service announcement that comes in response to events that have divided the country over racial lines. With the influx of violence against black males in America over the past few years, the piece strives to offer a unique perspective in examining the value of lives of the country’s citizens. The intention of the message, “all lives matter,” is to pull people together from both sides of the disparity and inspire the kind of empathy and mutual understanding necessary to promote meaningful discourse and domestic reconciliation. The goal is to bring all people together, without exception to race, religion, gender or age, and send the message that all blood flows red.
“As I sat in my home and watched the Ferguson protests I felt we had to do something. We had to make a statement so I called Nate and pitched him my idea. Nate just happened to be getting ready to travel to Ferguson to join the protests. When he landed in Ferguson he called and told me that he had written the script. Three weeks later we were shooting it. With little to no resources we were determined to make this happen. We simply want those on either side of the divide to empathize.” – Producer James Lopez
Nate Parker – Director/Writer. James Lopez – Producer/Story By.
courtesy of: blackfilm.com – http://www.blackfilm.com/read/2014/11/watch-nate-parkers-short-film-american/