synopsis

The Oakland musicians of SOL Development use hip-hop, jazz and soul to tell stories about the effects of policing, mass incarceration and gun violence, and the band members work to create spaces for healing in Black and brown communities. But when they're shaken by unspeakable losses of their own, they must look inward and lean on each other to navigate circumstances that alter their lives forever.

cast

Karega Bailey, Felicia Gangloff-Bailey, Brittany Tanner, Lauren Adams, Sharon Bailey, Ayesha Walker, Myra Jones, the mothers and collective members of BE-IMAGINATIVE

directed by

Kelly Whalen

director's bio

Kelly Whalen is Senior Arts & Culture Video Producer at San Francisco's PBS/NPR affiliate KQED, where she covers the region's creative communities and beyond through a lens of justice and equity. Whalen was a 2019 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

trailer

screenwriter

Kelly Whalen

producer

Benjamin "BJ" McBride

runtime

35 minutes

country

US

category

Short Documentary

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