kweliTV | SAME FRUIT, DIFFERENT TREE

SAME FRUIT, DIFFERENT TREE \ 16:31 mins \ USA

*This film is  a part of kweliTV's On The Come Up series in which we showcase the short films of promising black student filmmakers.*

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 he watches a video of Eric Garner getting choked to death. Shocked by this new found discovery, Trey will never be the same. As the first narrative short film of its kind, the film 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.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Urban Mediamakers Festival, National Black Film Festival, Denton Black Film Festival, (In)Justice for All Film Festival, Cinema Preview, Baltimore International Black Film Festival, Bill Johnson Black Film Festival, Afro Film Festival “Ananse.”; Overall Best Film - Newark IFF Youth Festival; Second Place - Mountain Shadow Annual Short Film Competition; Award Winner - 8th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival; Winner - Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival; Howard University School of Communications Paul Robeson Award for Editing; Semi-Finalist - Hollywood Screenings Film Festival; Semi-Finalist - LA CineFest; Semi-Finalist - Howard University Film Festival; Finalist - Burien Film Festival; Finalist -IndustryBOOST Competition; Finalist -Grand IndieWise Convention

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Mansur K. Rashid

Mansur K. Rashid is an award winning film director, producer, writer, editor, and photographer. He has a completed short film under his belt that's been selected into 17 film festivals and has another short film in post-production. Mansur is a twin, Leo, the son to two amazing Howard University Alum, and a proud Junior of Howard University. He is currently seeking a Bachelor in TV & Film with a minor in Photography. Mansur has been developing his artistic passions since the age of five.

Mansur has traveled the world (14+ countries) and spent majority of his childhood (10 years) overseas in Dubai, UAE. In high school he spent 6 weeks in the mountains of Indonesia teaching village youth English. Most recently he's studied film for a semester at FAMU in Prague which resulted in directing a 16mm short film.

Four of his photographs have been displayed in Gallery 1280 at Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown. He was the creator and co-curator of a photography exhibition at NYU in Abu Dhabi starring Howard University photographers' works.

Mansur was the student photographer (2 years) for the BET sponsored and May Sister Entertainment created Howardwood event at Howard University. He also holds two Howard University School of Communications Paul Robeson Awards: one for Creative Excellence in Photojournalism & another for Editing in a Film.

All from this director.

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