Same Fruit, Different Tree
United States, 2016, 16 min., Color, English
BLOCK 1 This story follows that of an innocent sheltered youth by the name of Trey. He has a simple life and a great relationship with his mother. Yet, his entire world is rocked when his best friend Macey shows him a video of Eric Garner getting choked to death. Shocked by this new found discovery, Trey will never be the same.
This short takes a very symbolic approach to the issue of Police Brutality. Many of these symbols pay tribute to those who have wrongfully fallen before. This is not just a story of discovery, it is also a story of the aftermath of what's left behind.