This is a short documentary that looks at one of the many cases dealing with slavery laws in the south and the precarious life free black citizens had to endure.
A little while ago playard studios was approached by the Humanities Edge Foundation to create two short videos highlighting the research of two of their most recent grants. These are studies conducted by Florida International University and Miami Dade College in a collaborative effort.
Once I learned about the studies I thought the stories they uncovered were too important to just create a promo-style video. Instead I directed two short documentary films, we are currently shooting the second. We put aside budget and time frame limitations and were able to put this film together in a week, from principal photography to editing and color, and I am very proud of the result. I am very humble to be given the opportunity to tell a story like this one.
It is my first short documentary. I hope that you enjoy it.