06-24 November 2019

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

Connecting The Dots Shorts
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

United States

2018 / 25’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

Short film

Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle rapper, leading Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he’s a political figure the likes of which you've never seen — full of contradictions and deep insights, who has overcome unspeakable loss to become one of the most dynamic and unapologetic young leaders in the country. This verite documentary follows Bruce at a critical juncture in his life. He’s forced to deal with the mental trauma he's been carrying for nearly 30 years, ever since his 9-year-old brother was shot and killed in front of him. Only by confronting his pain can Bruce find peace and truly fulfill his destiny as a leader for his community.

Screenings
Friday 8 17:30 - 19:25Regal Dole Cannery 16
DirectorSmriti Mundhra and Sami Khan.
CastBruce Franks, Jr. and King Franks.
CinematographerSami Khan.
EditorFaisal Azam.
MusicAmanda Jones.
SoundMichael Gassert.
SalesAl Jazeera English.
PrizeWinner – Best Documentary Short, 2019 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Special Jury Mention – Documentary Competition, 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
Audience Favourite Short Award – 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Audience Award for Best Short – AFI DOCS 2019
Winner – Best Documentary Short - Indy Short Film Festival 2019
Winner – Legacy Award - Indy Short Film Festival 2019
Winner – Audience Awards for Nonfiction Short - Traverse City Film Festival 2019
Winner – First Prize Best Short Documentary - Rhode Island International Film Festival 2019

Producers....Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan, Poh Si Teng

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