AWI Short Film Competition

Strange Fruit

A young African-American girl faces the truth that black lives are a target of unjust killings by a system that fails to protect them. It’s her reality that any day, she can be next.


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Director: Anjola Coker

Anjola Coker is a spoken word poet, illustrator, writer and director who uses different mediums to bring to light uncomfortable truths and connect with others through the fabric of arts. Born in Nigeria and immigrated to America at the age of 9, her experiences grant her opportunity and perspective to create in a distinct way. She has written and directed two short films. Driven by her faith, She has a passion for social justice, Africans in the diaspora, truth telling and representation of children and women.

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