RESIDUE
Film - CineVision Competition

RESIDUE

Directed by Merawi Gerima

Info

Director: Merawi Gerima
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2020
BT: RESIDUE / EXTENDED FILM TALK
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Obinna Nwachukwu, Dennis Lindsey, Taline Stewart, Derron Rizo” Scott, Jamal Graham
18+

Logline

A very timely and personal portrayal of gentrification and the impending loss of black identity.

“Why are you coming back to DC, Jay? ... You thought a film could save us?” These questions go through the mind of Jay, an African-American filmmaker, when he returns to his hometown of Washington, DC, after years spent writing a screenplay about his old neighborhood. He soon realizes that things have changed since his childhood, so glaring are the effects of gentrification and structural racism on the black community. Jay intends for his film to give a voice to the voiceless. But is that what they really want — the people who stayed behind and shouldered responsibility while Jay was off living the good life? Jay comes to realize that a film can’t save anyone. However, a work like RESIDUE can bring issues into focus and cast them in the right light.


You'll find a Q&A with RESIDUE director Merawi Gerima here.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • Before the film: Extended Film Talk with director Merawi Gerima

    Bahnwärter Thiel
  • After the film: Q&A with director Merawi Gerima

    Amerikahaus

Meet the director

RESIDUE

Merawi Gerima

Merawi Gerima is a filmmaker from Washington, DC, and the son of Haile Gerima, one of the most influential filmmakers in black cinema. While in college from 2011 to 2016, Merawi Gerima completed several short film projects, not only directing, but also serving as a producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor. The semi-autobiographical RESIDUE is his first feature-length film and an expression of his community-based approach, which often involves collaborating with amateur actors. His debut feature received the Audience Award for best narrative feature at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Credits

Screenplay: Merawi Gerima
Director of Photography: Mark Jeevaratnam
Film Editor: Merawi Gerima
Sound: Merawi Gerima
Producer: Merawi Gerima
Production Company: Residue DC LLC

Der Bayern 2 und SZ Publikumspreis

Rate Film*

Please enter the (last) 6 digits of your number to vote. You can find the number (below the barcode) on your ticket.
To take part in the competition you have to enter your e-mail address and accept the Conditions.