Selection : Feature films 2020

Residue

Merawi Gerima

2020
United States
1h30
Fiction
Col.

Aspiring filmmaker Jay returns to his native Washington, DC to find his old neighborhood is gentrified beyond recognition. Dealing with alienation from his friends, troubled by the disappearance of one of them, Jay feels lost and unsure of his place in this new community.

Merawi Gerima is a filmmaker from Washington DC. He is a graduate from the School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as his father, the filmmaker Haile Gerima, a figure in the L.A. Rebellion film movement. Residue, his first film, has been awarded by the Audience in Slamdance before being in the 77th Venice Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori.

Cast
Obinna Nwachukwu, Dennis Lindsey, Taline Stewart, Derron Scott
Screenplay
Merawi Gerima
Photography
Mark Jeevaratnam
Sound
Merawi Gerima
Music
Black Alley, Total Control Band, Critical Condition Band, Isaiah Hall
Editing
Merawi Gerima
Production
Merawi Gerima, ResidueDC

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