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THE CALL
 
THE CALL
 
NY Premiere

Director: Trina Michelle Robinson

United States, 2017, 3min
Format: Digital (screening) - Digital (shooting)
Festival Year: 2018
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Trina Michelle Robinson
Crew:  Producers: Trina Michelle Robinson - Screenwriters: Trina Michelle Robinson
Email:  trina.robinsongmail.com

synopsis
Anna French, a young African-American teacher from Kentucky, makes plans to participate in the Great Migration by moving to Chicago in 1917. She'll be leaving generations of pain, along with memories, behind as she chooses to forget her past when migrating north.

director
Trina Michelle Robinson grew up in the Chicago area, moved to New York after college, and currently lives in San Francisco. She has spent the majority of her career working in print and digital media where she has worked as a managing editor and in production. As a performer and writer, her work was featured in the Museum of the African Diaspora's (MOAD) online literary project I've known Rivers in 2006. In 2005 her monologue Imitation of Life was included in New Jersey Dramatists Which Way to America at the Jersey City Museum and the Puffin Cultural Forum. She is interested in exploring memory through video, archival materials, and text.
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filmmaker's note
The film is inspired by the large volume of letters written to northern newspapers by hopeful migrants throughout the South. It was filmed partially on Kentucky homestead where the filmmaker's ancestors were enslaved for generations before migrating to Chicago and also includes original 19th-century manuscripts connected to those same family members.

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