The racial climate today is one that is hot and sticky. And like most amazing art, it poses as the mirror to show humanity the real version of what it truly looks like.
Love & Basketball writer/director, Gina Prince-Bythewood teams up with Empire executive producer Brian Grazer, along with leading lady Sanaa Lathan, to do just that in the upcoming mini-series, Shots Fired.
Lathan stars as a Department of Justice investigator brought in by Stephen James (Book of Negroes, Race, SELMA) to review the shooting death of a white boy by a black cop, weeks after a black child was killed with no investigation or conviction. The amazing Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness, NCIS: LA) is an activist in the town and she truly seems to bring it!
All of this hits really close to home, especially given the latest happenings here in the good old U S of A.
The trailer is gripping and compelling and makes you really want to see the whole series. And trust, if you were here for ROOTS and could watch that, you need to have a stadium full of seats and watch THIS!
Growth is not brought about in situations of comfort. In order to create a new narrative for our country, we need to start with old dialogue...that which hurts, embarrasses and exposes the ugly place we have been and are still in. Work like that, can be a catalyst to these conversations and maybe an agent for healing.