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Short Films- Competitive
Strange Fruit
United States, 2016, 3 min., Color, English
BLOCK 8 A young African-American girl faces the truth that black lives are a target of unjust killings by a system that fails to protect them. It's her reality that any day, she can be next.
Screenings
Director
Anjola Coker
Screenwriter
Anjola Coker
Producer
Anjola Coker, Jalea Jackson
Cinematographer
Tamir Ichikawa
Editor
Jalea Jackson
Music
Keaton Box
Production Design
Ife Ojo
Cast
Troiyah Gougisha, Taylor Gougisha
Unknown
Ife Ojo- Make-up, Sam Cosby- Camera Operator,

Director Bio
Anjola Coker is an activist, spoken word poet, writer, producer and director who uses the medium of spoken word poetry to bring to light uncomfortable truths and connect with others through the fabric of arts. Born in Nigeria and immigrated to America at the age of 9, her experiences grant her opportunity and perspective to create in a distinct way. She has featured on many stages across the country and was one of 31 selected students who participated in the Nate Parker Summer Film Institute in 2016. She has a passion for helping other creatives reach their goals without limits. Driven by her faith, She has a passion for social justice, Africans in the diaspora, truth telling and representation of children and women.