Written by: Andrew Moodie
Directed by: Tawiah M’Carthy
Starring: Daren A. Herbert, Vanessa Sears,
Jahlen Barnes, Peter Fernandes,
Cameron Grant and
Virgilia Griffith

Dates: May 13, 2021 at 7pm
Venue: A private Vimeo channel


A dramatic and often humorous look at six black Canadians of diverse backgrounds who share a Toronto house. Their lives unfold against the backdrop of civil unrest, which erupted when the Los Angeles police officers on trial for the beating of Rodney King are acquitted.

The fracas outside keeps intruding as characters clash, collide, and swap jokes about everything from racism to the status of Quebec as a distinct society, from Malcolm X to The Road to Avonlea.

Running Time: 90 minutes.

Audience Advisory: Contains coarse language and adult content.


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