Strange Fruit is a short film created by Renaissance Academy students, working under Ras Tre Subira of Griot’s Eye, about their experiences growing up in the Upton/Druid Heights neighborhood and how police brutality has affected their lives. Filmed during the 2016-17 school year and submitted to the Baltimore International Black Film Festival for their Youth Film Fest, the students walked away with the honor of Best Film.
Congratulations to all of the individuals involved with the creation of this project!
You can learn more about the Baltimore International Black Film Festival by visiting their website www.bibff.com. Special thanks to MSDE, who partially funded the program through the 21st CCLC program awarded to the SSW's Promise Heights Initiative.