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St. Louis Superman (S)

Original title
St. Louis Superman (S)
Year
Running time
28 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
,
Music
Amanda Delores Patricia Jones
Cinematography
Azaan Sami Khan, Christopher Renteria
Cast
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Producer
Meralta Films. Distributed by Al Jazeera English / MTV Documentary Films [USA]
Genre
Documentary. Drama | Short Film
Synopsis / Plot
Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle rapper, Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he is a political figure the likes of which you've never seen - full of contradictions and deep insights, who has overcome unspeakable loss to become one of the most exciting and unapologetic young leaders in the country. This short verité documentary follows Bruce at a critical juncture in his life, when he is forced to deal with the mental trauma he's been carrying for the nearly 30 years since his 9-year-old brother was shot and killed in front of him, in order to find peace and truly fulfill his destiny as a leader for his community.
Awards
2019: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary, Short Subjects
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