(Urban World Film Festival)
In the Wake of Mourning
Fiction - 6mins - 2022 - USA
Isolated by the pandemic, a disabled youth discovers James Baldwin and breaks from the constraints of his mind and identity.
A Nigerian-American award-winning filmmaker, Adetoro Makinde is a graduate of Georgetown University and Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She launched her company Backdoor Films, and its social impact subsidiary Hyphenate Africa, having directed and/or produced multiple premieres to the Sundance Film Festival. Projects in development include the Hurricane Katrina biopic, THE AMERICAN CAN previously optioned by Sony Pictures to star Will Smith. She was selected in 2022 by IMDBPro as “Female Producer To Watch