Liberation Cinema is a mico-funding campaign created to assist those working toward justice and liberation for Black people. Acknowledging the importance of media representation in that work, we’re proud to use our platform to continue to elevate Black stories and storytellers, while supporting our community. 50% of all proceeds from Liberation Cinema to two Richmond-based non-profits, the Nolef Turns Mutual Relief Fund and the Community 50/50 Healthy Village Essentials Program.
Liberation Cinema Vol 1: Between the World & We
This volume examines the moral dilemmas our day-to-day life can present, and the sometimes lasting impact our decisions can have. It questions ideas of solidarity, loyalty, complicity, and preservation.
– Mid-City Blue dir. Kris Wilson
When his car is pulled over by uniformed officers, an African-American rookie cop, in his civilian clothes, gets an opportunity to teach his rebellious teen-aged passenger the quickest way to proceed through a routine traffic stop.
– Where The Water Runs dir. DuBois Ashong
Where the Water Runs tells the story of Nasir (218), a disingenuous water distribution operative and truck driver working for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power during the worst drought in LA history. On the brink of a promotion, Nasir learns of a plot spearheaded by his sister to take revolutionary action against the possible privatization of the city’s dwindling water resources. Nasir, who has adopted a blind eye approach to the company’s corruptions, must choose whether his individual survival is more important than that of his entire community.
– On Time dir. Xavier Burgin
A woman makes a difficult decision to get to her job interview on time.
– LP dir. Alexander Etseyatse
A Loss and prevention officer has a sense of real regret after facing a moral decision.
– Figure dir. Lanre Malaolu
Through a dynamic fusion of physical theatre and hip-hop dance, the film follows two young men as they search for answers both outside and inside themselves.
Nolef Turns Mutual Relief Fund provides resources for individuals impacted by the judiciary to thrive post-conviction. Their goals are to fight against our unjust judicial system and to help end mass incarceration.
Community 50/50: Healthy Village Essentials Program encourages positive outcomes for youth and families through mentorship, outreach, and supportive resources. Their Healthy Village initiative provides all-natural immune system boost kits for Black communities throughout Richmond.