Feature Documentary - In Development


AWAKENING has been developed with the support of the Ford Foundation.

AWAKENING is a feature documentary that considers the repossession of the narrative of black lives, in two locales—Buenaventura, Colombia and Ferguson, Missouri—via the application of a most powerful tool of representation: the camera.

The film documents black teenagers from Ferguson and Buenaventura partaking in a grassroots media summer program aimed at personal transformation through reflection and representation. The film builds to the climactic last weeks of the workshops when the youth from Fergusson and Buenaventura come together in the creation of a final video project as they bridge the distance that separates them through the discrimination that unites them.