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The premise of this story was based on the ever-present racial tensions and events happening within the United States last year. I was inspired to create a short that encompasses and showcases the effects of racism on a young black person. My goal was to show how human and alike this young man was, but once he discovers a symbol of hatred and racism outside his door, his world is flipped upside down. This story is very important in today's world and serves as a reminder that there are still things to do, in order to achieve racial equality.

Rico Suave
Atlanta, GA, USA
As a fan of cinema, including Marvel movies, Rico over the last few years has had success with festivals: 2017 as a short film winner, 2019 as a short script finalist & as a quarterfinalist in 2020 & 2021. He's currently working on & finishing his passion project, an action-epic taking place in Charleston. His work generally focuses on drama and action, but has an interest in young adult stories.

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