At least 2 years before he wowed us with his feature film debut An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where Tambay saw it and reviewed it very positively HERE), writer/director Terence Nance directed and also edited this 8-minute piece starring Ghanaian-American hip-hop and visual artist, Blitz the Ambassador, titled Something To Believe, the name of a track from his 2009 studio album, Stereotype.
Not entirely your traditional music video, and not entirely what you’d call a short film, according to Blitz, the film addresses how we, as human beings, become numb and/or detached, when we are burdened with issues that affect the globe.
“It’s hard to think about all the problems in the world without getting a little overwhelmed. So, a lot of times we just ignore things. I think Africa has suffered a lot because people choose to remain ignorant, rather than address the issues that are right in front of our faces.”
In addition to Blitz, the short piece stars Zenezele Copper, Nalijah Martin, Josiah Small, Akua Taylor, and Sam Bazawule. Cinematography by Shawn Peters.
Watch it below (h/t New Black Man):