Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Short Drama "Deluge" Explores African Americans' Relationships to Water
10 days left for filmmaker Nijla Mumin to reach the funding campaign goal for her project, Deluge, which we first alerted you to at the end of April. June 14th is the deadline, so make a contribution if you can.
Recapping... Deluge is a short film the examines African American's relationships to water. After witnessing the mass drowning of her friends and struggling with the decision not to jump in, 14-year old Tiana must decide if she will join the order of black mermaids that protect the oil-drenched waters of
Lake Pontchartrain where her friends rest.
The film is inspired by the 2010 mass drowning of six black teens in a Shreveport, Louisiana sinkhole. None of them could swim. Nijla says that the film blends coming of age drama, magical realism, and psychological suspense to explore traumatic memory in a post- BP oil spill New Orleans.
Thus far, her team has raised just over $6,000 with a goal of $25,000.
Nijla recently did an interview about the film with the internationally distributed Liberator Magazine, where she discussed her inspiration and conception for the project; click HERE to read it.
You're encouraged to contribute to the project's campaign starting at $5.
To learn more about the project and make your contribution, click HERE to do so, or within the widget below, underneath the project's promo trailer with a message from Nijla: