Here’s a topical piece from Issa Rae Productions, considering the continuing issues with law enforcement and communities of color.
Executive produced by Issa Rae and written and directed by
S&A’s Jai Tiggett, "#PROTECTANDSERVE" is a "short satirical
sketch aimed at widening the discussion on effective policing, through the lens
of a 90-day body camera trial."
More from the filmmakers below, and find the sketch beneath:
Just as we’ve recently seen a new
wave of activism online and in our streets, this 4-minute video raises the
issues in a way that hasn’t been done before, with a tone that’s biting at
times and is ultimately aimed at solutions.
In light of the President’s Task
Force on 21st Century Policing, new developments in the Tamir Rice case, the
recent LAPD shooting and other ongoing issues, this is a timely short that
moves the conversation in a new direction.
On Wednesday March 4, join us in
the conversation online using the hashtags
#WECAN and #PROTECTANDSERVE.
PROTECT AND SERVE is executive
produced by Issa Rae Productions and supported by Blackout for Human Rights.
The project features Issa Rae (The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), Dijon
Talton (Glee), and Second City actors Robert Vestal, Tamarra Graham, Dwayne
Colbert and Ace Gibson.