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Watch: Trailer For "Redemption, For Colored Boys" + Full Short Film " I Am Sean Bell, Black Boys Speak"

by Tambay A. Obenson
March 8, 2012 4:44 PM
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Appropriately, thought not necessarily intentionally on the heels of my Dark Girls review post...  double shot courtesy of award-winning filmmaker/activist Stacey Muhammad.

First, check out this trailer for Redemption, For Colored Boys, which, as Stacey notes is the first in a series of films that address the lives and experiences of black men.

Starring Rob Morgan (Pariah) and Julito McCullum (The Wire), the film follows the life of Benjamin Boyd, Sr. who is determined to rekindle the spark between he and his wife, and n turn reunite his family, after nine years in prison.

Prior to that film, Stacey directed the award-winning short film I Am Sean Bell, Black Boys Speak, which, as the title suggests, features the reactions of black boys reflecting on the well-documented Sean Bell tragedy.

Stacey has also created the Reel Oscars - the Micheaux Awards, which she says will honor the best and often overlooked black artists in cinema. The innaugural event is scheduled to take place in Harlem in 2013.

Below I embedded both the trailer for Redemption and the entire 11-minute short I Am Sean Bell.

First, the trailer:

And here's the full 11-minute I Am Sean Bell for those who haven't seen it:

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  • Lamar Tyler | May 2, 2012 9:38 AMReply

    Looking forward to seeing Redemption For Colored Boys

  • Melissa Johnson | March 12, 2012 1:38 AMReply

    Incredible! Ms. Muhammad is an underrated filmmaker! Glad to see her work showcased on S&A.

  • Corrina | March 10, 2012 2:47 PMReply

    Sorry, I thought it was boring. The intro was too long and its just an argument with dad and kid. Just a corny soap opera pretending to be deep .

    The Sean Bell was decent.

  • Azariah | March 10, 2012 9:54 AMReply

    A filmmaker after my own heart. She it's a gem! Congrats!

  • shadowflack | March 10, 2012 9:04 AMReply

    We have options. We just have to support them. Thank you for making some real life films. #keepinspiring

  • Miles Maker | March 9, 2012 10:12 PMReply

    There are films, and then there are films with messages to convey. Stacey Muhammad doesn't just make films! Best wishes.

  • david | March 9, 2012 6:08 PMReply

    The cops doing all this extra stuff and getting away with it even when our own people become cops its not a good look we got to learn our RIGHTS and go hard to better our selfs if it was there family that something like this happen to how would they feel ?
    Im dyeing slow about the hold situation cause i knew him ......................... #DEEP

  • Sylvia | March 9, 2012 12:06 PMReply

    I really like this trailer and can't wait to see the movie. When does it come out? If you are ever in need of some ideas or true stories, let me know. You might like some of the stories I have. Keep up the good work.

  • Derrick Muhammad | March 9, 2012 11:02 AMReply

    I believe Stacey Muhammad films are stories that is most needed in these times addressing social issues , relationship issues that speaks to the hearts and minds of people who do not have a voice or platform to be heard. Stacey will become the most prolific filmmaker and storyteller in this new era for filmmaking that is fast spreading world wide.

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