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STATE OF INDEPENDENCE
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STATE OF INDEPENDENCE
 
East Coast Premiere

Director: Erica Mann

United States, 2019, 6min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2020
Category: Short Documentary
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Cast:  Gabrielle Kwarteng
Crew:  Producers: Erica Mann, Kareem Blair, Barbara Kaye Friend, Eric Mann - Screenwriters: - Editor: Jessica Palenzuela - Directors of Photography: Mike Cicchetti, Evan Crochet, Louise K. Mambi
Email:  Ejm1059gmail.com

synopsis
STATE OF INDEPENDENCE is an intimate documentary short following DJ Ghanaian-American Gabrielle Kwarteng. With the backdrop of Paris, London, and New York City, the film is a personal look into her beginnings as a music curator and how she is breaking the mold and defining her own life path through her art.

director
Erica Mann is originally from Pittsburgh and currently living in Brooklyn, NY. She has earned a B.A. in Film Studies and Production from Hofstra University with a concentration in Public Relations. Erica is focused on telling diverse and enriching stories which break the mold.


filmmaker's note
STATE OF INDEPENDENCE is a special project for me. I wanted my film to center around black women doing amazing things, and I am so thrilled that my friend Gabrielle Kwarteng was willing to have us tell her story. Gabrielle is a treasure and encapsulates a level of creativity and musical artistry, that is not only electrifying but also inspiring.

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