JUNE 7, 2020: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Film Screening – Skin In The Game
“Abducted off the sidewalk of suburban America, fifteen-year-old Dani (Sammi Hanratty) finds herself submerged in the horrific underground world of human trafficking. With no initial assistance from the police, Dani’s mother (Elisabeth Harnois) and an ex-prostitute (Erica Ash) take to the streets in an effort to find her before it is too late. First time director Adisa takes viewers on an intense journey of a horrific underground world and introduces us to characters from both sides of the street, some who survive… and others who are not so lucky.” More about the film
Film Discussion & Special Guests: Adisa
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Adisa received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his Master of Fine Arts in Film from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of Arts.
Adisa directed the critically acclaimed Disney short ﬁlm, Notes in a Minor Key, staring Harry J. Lennix and Keith David. Stephen Holden, of the New York Times called the film, “conﬁdent, assured and crispy accomplished.”
In 2011, Adisa directed and produced a series of documentary short ﬁlms in several African Countries for OIC International. His documentary, A Day Without Mines, won Best Short Documentary at the Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival; and was showcased on blackpublicmedia.org, the official website of The National Black Programming Consortium, an affiliate of PBS.
In addition, Adisa has also directed music videos for artists such as: Kenny Lattimore, Foxy Brown, Anthony Hamilton, Hanq Neil, and Positive K;
Adisa’s proudest accomplishment to date is his philanthropic endeavors in the West African Country of Sierra Leone where his nonprofit organization, the Finaza Foundation, has provided hundreds of children with educational scholarships and an opportunity for a better life.
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