Sunday, October 4th
First time’s a winner! Mewari Gerima, the product of indie filmmaker couple, Haile Gerima and Shirikiana Gerima (Sankofa), struggled to shoot his own feature film in his hometown of Washington, DC post grad film school. His focus – Gentrification. The result is RESIDUE. One Slam Dance film festival later, he was picked up by Ava DeVernay’s distribution company, ARRAY. RESIDUE is now streaming on Netflix, make sure you check it out! SABIFF Director, Ada M. Babino talks with Mewari about his experience, which is such an inspiration for all filmmakers on their premiere feature film.