Who: A stellar group of actors, including Michael K. Williams
What: About The People
Why We Care: About the People is an award-winning short film starring Michael K. Williams, Coffey (who also wrote the screenplay), Diggy Simmons, Dorian Missick, and more Black actors who each bring a unique philosophy and point of view from the AfricanvAmerican community. Williams plays The Senator, who leads the discussion on race and how to make positive changes in society.
The 30-minute short takes place in one room in which each character speaks their mind on police brutality, history, education, and economics, as The Senator implores them to help him enact a plan that can strengthen the community and stamp out systematic racism. The Militant (Coffey) is skeptical about the entire situation.