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Recently released film in a mixed-race relationship in a near future when racial roles are reversed
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Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. -- Author of Fifty Books Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. -- Author of Fifty Books
Lafayette , CA
Friday, June 19, 2020


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            At one time, distributors didn't want to touch the film Reversal, because they feared the blowback from a story dealing with a mixed-race relationship during a time of social turmoil in the near future.  It is a time where the blacks and Hispanics are in power and whites have become an underclass.  The film features a Romeo and Juliet type romance between two high school seniors -- a popular black high school jock from a socially prominent family and a white girl from a poor family. Making the relationship even more difficult, her father becomes a protest leader after being unfairly dismissed from a factory job.

            But now that the Blacks Lives Matter movement has exploded into public consciousness in response to the killing of George Floyd, there is renewed concern with racial inequality in America and a new determination to make changes in society to address this long history of injustice to Black Americans.  This new interest is shown by the increasing interest of the American public in educating themselves about this past history, reflected in the booming interest in books on racial justice.  For example, almost all of the top-selling books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble are about race and anti-racism, and 15 of these books hit the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list.   The recently released film Just Mercy is about a Harvard- educated lawyer who goes to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, including a Black man on death row, despite a lack of evidence he committed the crime.  The film ends with all the charges against him dropped and his release from prison.

            And now Reversal has just been released for distribution by Shami Media with a major digital deal pending.  As the story goes, in a near future when blacks and Hispanics are in power and whites and Asians are in the lower class, a black high school jock interested in history falls in love with a white classmate -- a poor girl with a feisty independent streak.  Meanwhile, his father is a very wealthy conservative company owner, while her father has recently been fired from his factory job and is organizing a protest about conditions in society.  While her parents come to be more accepting of the relationship, his father and mother are adamantly opposed, given their privileged position in the social hierarchy, and the other students at school mock the union.  Thus, the film reflects the many challenges faced by African-Americans in society today and is sure to be talked about.  The trailer for the film is at https://youtu.be/b4apZjdan8A .

            Reversal is the 10th film produced by Changemakers Productions, based in Lafayette, California, www.changemakersproductions.com,  and Dear Skyyler Production, www.dearskyyler.com, based in L.A. and New York.  The writer/executive producer of these films, Gini Graham Scott, has a long history of successes in publishing and writing, as well as over 10 years' experience in the criminal justice system, as an evaluator of criminal justice programs and as an author of books and scripts on the topic. She has published over 50 books with major publishers and has published over 200 print and audio books through her own publishing company. More about her and her company is at www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.  Jack Skyyler of Dear Skyyler Productions has won several best director awards and directed over a dozen other films, including crewing on multi-million dollar Hollywood productions.    

             Let me know if you would like more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals of the film.

Sincerely,

Karen Andrews

Executive Assistant

Changemakers Productions

Changemakers Publishing and Writing

www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com

www.changemakersproductions.com

Lafayette, California

changemakerspub@att.net

 (925) 385-0608

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