We’ve seen a lot of content around black feelings towards George Floyd and the general climate of police on black violence, but what “Battleground” does is give a very personal perspective. The day to day black experience through the eyes of Kwesi Thomas, one of the co-directors of the short.

Production Details & Description

“To love someone is to know what hurts them.” -Kwesi Thomas

“Battleground” is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it here:

“BATTLEGROUND” is a short documentary film conceived by Kwesi Thomas & Mark Bone which came to life through conversations immediately following the death of George Floyd. It addresses the life long struggle and confusion that many black people face in silence when growing up. It is an intimate look into the subtle, often overlooked moments of racism and the ensuing vulnerabilities that linger for life and which can shape identity. This film will be Kwesi Thomas’ directorial debut.

In Order of Appearance:
Kwesi Thomas
Julien Hyacinthe
Natasha Coupland
Kevin Coupland
Julia Coupland
Olivia Coupland
Bree Algra
George Elliott Clarke

Directed by: Kwesi Thomas & Mark Bone
Cinematography: Adam Madrzyk
Additional Cinematography: Mark Bone
Original Score: Tim Mann
Location Sound: Eric Taylor & Dane Kelly
Edited by: Mark Bone
Colourist: Sam Gilling
Sound Mix: Dane Kelly
Production Coordination: Kimberly Dabrowski
Additional Music Provided by: Epidemic Sound
Additional Camera Work: Kyle Topping
Title Design: Galen Ward
Story Consultant: Greg Rosati

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