The Inheritance
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    The Inheritance

    Directed by

    USA

    2020

    100 min

    Documentary

    The histories of the West Philadelphia–based MOVE Organization, and the Black Arts Movement, woven with dramatizations of the life of the filmmaker when he was a member of a Black activist collective. Centering on what Asili describes as a “speculative reenactment” of his time in a West Philadelphia collective, the actors scripted lives on set are entwined with cameos by MOVE’s Debbie Africa, Mike Africa Sr., and Mike Africa Jr., and poet-activists Sonia Sanchez and Ursula Rucker.

    Awards

    • Grand Prize - Cinéma Du Réel

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Ephraim Asili
    Ryan Jenkin
    Editing
    Ephraim Asili
    Music
    Stephen McLaughlin
    Production
    ASILI VISION

    Press

    A Black collective becomes a site of robust intellectual exchange, inspired artistry, joy and humor.

    NY Times

    Ephraim Asili

    Ephraim Asili

    USA

    Ephraim Asili is a New York City–based filmmaker, DJ, and radio presenter. He studied film and video arts, earning his BA from Temple University and MA from Bard College, where he is now full-time artist-in-residence and assistant professor of film and electronic arts. His works as director include the shorts FORGED WAY (2010), ABOUT BEING LIVING (2010), KINDA/ONE FAMILY (2016) and FLUID FRONTIERS (2017). THE INHERITANCE (2020) is his debut feature film selected at Cinema du Reel.