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Focuses on five Black youths, along with their struggles and triumphs as they start their journey into adulthood. The film places at its center the voices of Black youth: their ideas, attitudes and opinions that are often overlooked in today’s society.
Among the five are Carter, whom two African-American gay men adopted when he was 10, and genderqueer youth Ansheera.
There will be two local screenings later this year. One will take place Saturday, Aug. 18, at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St., at 7 p.m. Another will be at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington St., on Wed., Oct. 24.
For more, see www.WokeUpBlack.com.
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