9.10.2011

Looking forward to seeing upcoming film "For Colored Boys, the Evidence of Things NOT Seen"





I got the word that one of my favorite indie filmmakers, Stacey Muhammad, will be in production on September 13-15 in Brooklyn, NY for the shooting of her latest project "For Colored Boys, the Evidence of Things NOT Seen." It will be a web series and feature length documentary film exploring the criminalization, demonization and targeting of black men in America. Told through real life stories, the docu-drama web series will highlight the lives of black men from all walks of life, following the experiences of four male characters.

"There are no words to adequately express the amount of gratitude I have for each and every one of you who have supported this project and my work over the years!" says Stacey Muhammad. "For Colored Boys is an extremely important project that's near and dear to my heart. I'm proud to say that I've been blessed to secure some of the best, brightest and most talented and passionate people to be a part of our cast and crew. Our locations are secured and many talented people are dedicating to making this project a success!"

I first highlighted Stacey Muhammad on my blog in January 2009 when she first released the "I Am Sean Bell" documentary and again in December of that year when the documentary was screened in New Orleans.
(For Colored Boys Poster)
For Colored Boys will be starring Julito Mccullum (The Wire, Akeelah & The Bee, Miracle Boys), Robbie Morgan (Pariah, Shades of Brooklyn, The Tombs), Roudy St. Fleur (The Duel), Danny Simmons, Tiye Pheonix and Kai Muhammad. The film, looks at the ways in which the lives of black men have been affected the areas of Racism / Discrimination, Emasculation, Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome, Homicide, Suicide, Depression, The "War on Drugs", The Assassination of the Black Male Image through Media and The Prison Industrial Complex.

(Members of the Cast | Photo: Stacey Muhammad)
Stacey has launched a Indiegogo fundraising campaign to raise additional funds this last week before their shoot in order to secure some of the things needed in order to make this production happen. "Your continued support is greatly appreciated!" says Stacey to all who desire to support this project. I plan to support and if you would like to as well click: http://www.indiegogo.com/For-Colored-Boys. Watch the first trailer above and the second trailer below.

Congrats Stacey! I'm proud of you and admire your efforts to raise the consciousness of the people--one reel at a time.