By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 7, 2012 at 12:45PM
I had no idea Tina Mabry was making a Futurestates project; Nice Ms Mabry!
A new season - season 3 - of the ITVS Futurestates program is on the way, debuting in April; as a reminder, the initiative produces a series of 11 short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, commissioned by ITVS that explore “possible future scenarios through the prism of today’s global realities.”
Each episode presents a different vision of American society in the not-too-distant future, by each filmmaker (or as ITVS calls them, “Independent Prognosticators“) – using speculative fiction to explore, on film, social issues.
Last year (season 2), we featured Futurestates films by Barry Jenkins, A. Sayeeda Clarke, Kimi Takesue, and JP Chan, and all were very well received. You can catch up on past seasons on the Futurestates website HERE if you missed them; they'll prep you for the upcoming new season of films.
Tina Mabry's piece is called Crossover, and its synopsis reads:
In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.
There's a trailer for it, but it's not embeddable, so you'll have to head to the Futurestates website to watch it for a glimpse of what to expect. Click HERE to do so.
I'll be digging for other titles to profile here on S&A; and when the new season begins next month, we'll have the full films for you as well.