“As I sat in my home and watched the Ferguson protests I felt we had to do something.  We had to make a statement so I called Nate and pitched him my idea. Nate just happened to be getting ready to travel to Ferguson to join the protests.  When he landed in Ferguson he called and told me that he had written the script.  Three weeks later we were shooting it.  With little to no resources we were determined to make this happen. We simply want those on either side of the divide to empathize.” – Producer James Lopez/@IAmJamesFLopez

“The only thing worse than the ever-growing epidemic of murdered black youth in America, is the lack of empathy expressed by many of our country’s citizens. In developing this project, our goal was to create a piece of media that would offer a relatable perspective to all who watched it. It is my hope this film promotes sustainable discourse and serves as a conduit for empathy, healing and change. – Director Nate Parker/@NateParker

Additonal reporting by Eurweb.com 

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Nate Parker Talks About His New Film, ‘Beyond The Lights’ And His Short Film On Racism [VIDEO]  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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