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Say Nothin’ But a Word

Directed by Chantay Taylor

Say Nothin’ But a Word

Set in 1980’s America, Say Nothin’ But a Word looks at the life of two accomplished black artists, Jeremih Simmons and Denzel Onai. While leaving an art club one night the two men undergo a stop and frisk conducted by the city’s police. Their interaction with the policemen becomes tense when the officers mistake their sign language for aggression. The film’s protagonist, Jeremih, a shy talented artist, becomes a shining example of how our experiences shape our artistic voices.

This film sheds a light on the fear that is often felt by many black and disabled individuals, when dealing with law enforcement. The serious moments of the film are surrounded by heavy themes of community, activism, and perseverance through adversity. The film aims to encourage self-discovery and confidence in the face of injustice.

 

Directed by Chantay Taylor

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SD Film Awards Best Student Narrative Shorts Screening

The Film Consortium will screen the student nominated films for the BEST STUDENT NARRATIVE SHORT category at the…

Dates & Times

Digital GYM Cinema

June 12, 2024
6:00 pm