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Hey what’s going on many people asked well what Black Fist, Chocolate City about? Here’s a quick synopsis of the film. Still time to donate check link below.
Greg is back. After bravely serving four tours of duty in Afghanstian and Iraq, Greg — a decorated Marine — has returned home to his native Washington D.C. to begin the next chapter of his life. As Greg walks along the streets of our nation’s capital, he can’t believe how much everything has changed. His old neighborhood has been gentrified and he doesn’t like it. Rich elitists have invaded Chocolate City. When Greg reunites with his old friends, they discuss the issues affecting the city and what they can do about it. Each raises a Black Fist in solidarity. They vow to take action. But before they can do something about it, Greg is almost sideline by a beautiful yoga instructor. Sparks fly and tempers flare. Will Greg be able to complete his next mission or will his drive be compromised by intense attraction? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/black-fist-chocolate-city–2/x/10330741#/story
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People been asking how did I come up with idea for Black fist, Chocolate city. So I thought I would explain what our Indie Film is about.
Three years ago while working out in LA was talking with my friend Ellison about history of blaxiplation and lack of strong black superheroes in film.
Original we had thought of different title and talked about doing a film along the lines of a comedy . But as I began to actually write the script there was a lot current issues (police brutality, Travon murder and racism) going on felt to touch on social issues in the film.
Black fist represents strong symbol in our communites so I wanted to incorporate that in the film. The character Greg who returns home a veteran who’s passionate about finding a way to reconnect and give back to his community.
The location of the film I felt was key in telling the story. Washington DC I felt was a perfect setting for a story that could not only show grimmy hoods and streets but a thriving African American community of professionals. I also had personal connection with DC having lived there and having close friends and family that are native Washingtonians.
Chocolate City is nickname for Washington DC because of the large number of African American residents. With this film I wanted to show issues that affect the black communites in the district. Wanted to show how gentrification has affected some these areas. Sure DC was once considered Homicide City but was also home to many black owned business on Ustreet, Hstreet and Georgia Avenue. It was also home to legendary artist in Jazz, R&B, and Gogo music.
Our goal with this film is show the side of Washington that is rarely talked about. Helps us make this happen. There’s a million ways to help you can donate as little as $1 or simple get word out on this special film. Use hashtags #blackfist #bfcc #blackfistchocolatecity linkis below thanks for you support!