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This short film explores the magnitude of what it means to be Black in America. It’s a callout to America and a call-in for my people to laugh, to cry, to breathe. In America's current state, and long beforehand, Black people have been villainized, brutalized, and persecuted. I created this film as a form of healing for us to show that this narrative cannot and will not remain our portion.

Washington, DC, USA
Sadia Alao is a DMV-bred spoken word artist, director, writer, actor, and so much more. Her work involves uplifting and creating space for marginalized lives. Sadia plans to head her own multimedia production company highlighting the success and narratives of people of color. more...

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