The Breath Project 846

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Submitted by: Nikki Young

Artist's Project Description: This multi-media project focuses on the words George Floyd spoke in those last 8 minutes 46 seconds of his life. Those words were both personal and yet universal, as an echo of the last words and expressions of pain from Black men throughout the American experience. In those words are the cries of so many others - known and unknown - whose lives have been extinguished by this country's systemic racism. In this project, various Black men artists voice these words as we draw the connection between history and the present, and the fight for justice that continues.

Actors: Boykin Anthony, Charles A. Black, Erron Crawford, TJay Howard, Jakeem Powell, Kevin Craig West

Concept by: Judge Luckey

Produced by Judge Luckey and Nikki Young
 

Artist's Bio: Nikki Young is a filmmaker and actor based in Atlanta and Pittsburgh. She has produced two short films, Winning Lisa, and Whistle Lesson through her film Nikkiyo Films. In 2006, she produced the theatre production Medley of a Playwright: A Tribute to the Life and Work of August Wilson. She was named an August Wilson Center Fellow in 2013. Her production credits include Abduction, Jack Reacher and Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.