Liberty

In Miami’s Liberty City, members of a black community threatened by gentrification and displacement are trying to return to their everyday lives after the death of a woman. Loggy and Alex’s friendship becomes strained by their different ways of coping with the traumatic event. With great poise and focus, Faren Humes takes a deep look at the lives of the African-American adolescents, tracing the path the two must take if they are to find their way back to one another.
by Faren Humes
with Milagros Gilbert, Alexandra Jackson, Willnya Jenkins, Mary Griffin, McArthur Richard
USA 2018 English 17’ Colour

With

  • Milagros Gilbert (Loggy)
  • Alexandra Jackson (Alex)
  • Willnya Jenkins (Dance Captain)
  • Mary Griffin (Ms. Mary)
  • McArthur Richard (Neighbour)

Crew

Written and directed byFaren Humes
CinematographyZamarin Wahdat
EditingAleshka Ferrero
Sound DesignAlexandra Fehrman
SoundJoel C. Hernandez
Production DesignGabriela Soto
CostumesGabriela Soto
Make-upAlicia Bridges
ChoreographyTraci Young-Byron
Assistant DirectorRobert Colom
CastingFaren Humes
ProducersKatherine Fisher, Diego Nájera, Diana Ward
Executive ProducersKimberly Han, Valerie Castillo-Martinez, Francisco Velasquez, Angel Kristi Williams
Co-producersEsther Park, Dennis Scholl

Produced by

Film Independent Project Involve

Los Angeles, USA

+1 323 5569380

World sales

Film Independent

Los Angeles, USA

+1 323 5569380

Faren Humes

Born in Miami, USA in 1986. Her films have screened at Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia, at the New Orleans Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Chicago International Film Festival and have been recognised by the Directors Guild of America and the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has won numerous awards including the 2016 Sundance Institute Knight Fellowhip and is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow and a Chaz & Robert Ebert Fellow. She was named one of Miami’s Top 100 Creatives by the Miami New Times.

Filmography (short films)

2011 Our Rhineland 2016 Macho 2018 Liberty

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

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