Same ‘Ol River,” inspired by Paul Roberson’s “Old Man River” and the musical “Annie,” which takes place in the 1930’s and focuses on the hardships of African Americans who seemingly can’t get ahead in life. The story is conveyed through the use of modern dance, acting, and poetry.
“Amaryllis,” is a short film folk tale that follows Amaryllis, a teenager from the Gladiolus Garden Village, who struggles to love her natural beauty. After stealing the village’s crystal and turning into a flower, she realizes the folly of her ways.
“Evil People” is told through the eyes of prisoner Lester Rader, who confronts his own criminal activity. The film explores how evilness is a learned behavior.
“Breaking Me Down” shows a young boy who witnesses his parents fighting, as his imagination places them in a boxing match – but he’s the one who loses .
In “No Longer Home,” a young girl speaks with Mother Earth regarding its decay due to pollution and global warming, as she learns that the world is on the brink of ending.
“Too Soon,” inspired by the heartless “Tin Man”, the film shows an adopted teen whose heart leaves him as he turns cold – into steel. He seeks to become a lone wolf on a murderous path but he must be reminded that his heart still exists.