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“AFTER THE LOCKDOWN: BLACK IN LA” FOCUSES ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

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After The Lockdown: Black In LA Episode 6 can be seen at the Pan African Film Festival. The festival runs from February 28th to Sunday, March 14th

FILMMAKERS JOY SHANNON AND JONATHAN BURNETT

Filmmakers Joy Shannon and Jonathan Burnett talk about their latest docu-series. After the Lockdown: Black in LA is a documentary that gives a voice to those who were widely ignored by the media and government during this tragedy: Black Angelenos in all walks of life — but mainly those who cannot work or operate their businesses for 30 days or more. After the lockdown, will their business even survive? This lockdown can result in sweeping gentrification with many poor and low-income Blacks leaving their homes and businesses in order to start over elsewhere.

The documentary is divided into segments, with each part led by a different director. The family of directors includes honorary Oscar winner Charles Burnett, his son Jonathan (a recent film school graduate), and award-winning director Joy Shannon (Jonathan’s Aunt).

The theme song for “After The Lockdown” was done by Dorian Aleccia and the ballad “Made By God” was done by Chyka Jackson.

After The Lockdown: Black In LA Episode 6 can be seen at the Pan African Film Festival. The festival runs from February 28th to Sunday, March 14th.

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