Catalina Sandrino Moreno was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a Colombian teenager who, for a large paycheck, agrees to be a mule for drug-runners: she has to swallow dozens of thumb-sized capsules of heroin and smuggle them into New York. Her empathetic face carries us along on Maria's journey, and humanizes a problem that is too easily relegated to a headline. Don't miss the supporting role played by DV Republic's own Monique Curnen!
John Lee is a legendary former computer hacker turned filmmaker. He has been featured in media outlets from CBS’ 60 minutes to Vibe, One World, The Industry Standard, NV, the Source Magazine, Mass Appeal and Esquire. John Lee was the first African-American on the cover of Wired Magazine.
John Lee is currently a digital artist in residence in the BFF Lab.
This important new 30-minute documentary film by Tania Cuevas-Martinez and Lubna Khalid focuses on the current issues of racial profiling and hate crimes on the rise in the United States since September 11. "Haters," journeys through key historical periods and contains personal accounts from victims as well as interviews with prominent activists and theorists. Featuring spoken word by Suheir Hammad (currently performing in "Def Poetry Jam," the hot new cutting edge presentation of performance poetry on Broadway.)