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© Alex Melhuish

  • © Alex Melhuish

    © Alex Melhuish

Synopsis

A feature documentary exposing the root causes of youth and gun violence within a Californian African-American community, and the scars left in its wake.
Dante a teenager takes us on this brutally honest journey through Fruitvale, Oakland, where he explores aspects of his life; questioning the poverty, deprivation and abundance of guns within his community.
Dante interviews local police officers, criminologists and local activists to give us the insight into the lives of many young black men living in contemporary American inner cities.
Welsh Filmmaker Alex Melhuish gained valuable access to this Oakland community whilst he was living there as a student.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
Digital
Director
Alex Melhuish 1st Feature
Producer
Stella Nwimo
Executive Producer
Tracy Spotiswoode
Editor
Kant Pan
Director of Photography
Alex Melhuish
Music
Richard Fielding. Hip hop artist and Producer: Lord Rab
Produced with the support of
BFI Network, Ffilm Cymru Wales.

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Last updated 19th September 2018

Production Company

Alex Melhuish
+44 (0)7799 824 156
Gwadahir@hotmail.com

Stella Nwimo
+44 (0)7885 273 262
stellanwimo@gmail.com