Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Phase One Oct 20-24, St. Louis County

A Real Life Superhero

Bree Newsome became an Internet and media sensation when she did what many were longing to do but didn’t dare. She scaled a flagpole outside South Carolina's statehouse and brought the flag down, while police officers waited to arrest her below.

Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Coming soon across the nation! Oct 20-24!

What is The Ferguson Moment?

We call on artists across the nation to share their responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance to racially motivated police brutality


Marcia Chatelain, an assistant professor in the Department of History, created the #FergusonSyllabus in response to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

#Ferguson October

#Ferguson October from Stlfilmmaker on Vimeo.

shared by Phillip Johnson

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#AmeriCAN, a powerful short film directed by #Blackout Member Nate Parker

MUST WATCH: #AmeriCAN, a powerful short film directed by #Blackout Member Nate Parker featuring J.Cole's 'Be Free', was inspired by #Ferguson, #MikeBrown, and other recent events that divided our country over racial lines: http://bit.ly/1xEpYIj

SHARE this to help spread the word and learn more about Blackout for Human Rights here: http://bit.ly/UnitedBlackout

#AmeriCAN is a short film and public service announcement that comes in response to events that have divided the country over racial lines. With the influx of violence against black males in America over the past few years, the piece strives to offer a unique perspective in examining the value of lives of the country’s citizens. The intention of the message, “all lives matter,” is to pull people together from both sides of the disparity and inspire the kind of empathy and mutual understanding necessary to promote meaningful discourse and domestic reconciliation. The goal is to bring all people together, without exception to race, religion, gender or age, and send the message that all blood flows red.


Nate Parker – Director/Writer.
James Lopez – Producer/Story By. 
Kay Madsen – Director of Photography.
Valerie Bleth Sharp – Producer.
Mo McRae – Producer/Actor.
Hernany Perla – Producer.

Featuring La La Anthony, Andre Royo, Affion Crockett, Brian White, Omar Benson Miller and David Franzoni

Song by J.Cole – Be Free



"Mike Brown is not alone in his cruel death, and Ferguson is not alone in its response. Do what you can; write your thoughts, write your protest piece. Share with us your view of Mike Brown, and all our #SonsAndBrothers who have come before him, and will come after, and the injustices they have been handed. You can also share your opinion on the issue of being able to film police activity--or police brutality more generally."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

St. Ann Fright Night

"St. Ann Fright night because truth is often scarier than any horror flick. So yeah projected a short documentary on abuse within St. Ann Police Department on their own big white wall. Black and brown solidarity. Chants in both Spanish and English. Good night even though we need to work literally on our projection power." ---Elizabeth Vega