Watch: 'Enough' Short Film - A Hip-Hop Odyssey Spanning 10 Years
"Looking for mutual respect, but you got your foot on my neck!" This extraordinary short film has been a decade in the making. Enough (stylized as enough.) is a short music video doc profiling the life of musician / hip-hop artist Nathan Nzanga. "A dream, a nightmare, a musical. Ten years in the making, welcome to the stormy inner world of one Congolese-American coming of age in the US." Directed by award-winning filmmaker Caleb Slain, the film follows Nzanga's journey from quirky kid born to Congolese immigrants, to an idealistic teen artist, to a frustrated young man struggling to overcome pain and cynicism. The film has inspired artists to create posters in support, and one of those creators is the multi-award winning artist & celebrated Hollywood poster illustrator Akiko Stehrenberger. She has unveiled a painting inspired by the film (seen below), which is now being auctioned off via Prodigy Camp. To hear more about her inspiration and why she made this art - click here. This is a powerful short film that will hopefully wake up more people.
Thanks to Strat Labs for the tip on this short. Main description from YouTube: "A hip-hop odyssey using footage spanning a decade. Welcome to the stormy inner world of one Congolese-American coming of age in the US." Enough. is directed by filmmaker Caleb Slain - you can see more of his work on his website or his Vimeo. Featuring / starring musician Nathan Nzanga. "Using interviews captured over a decade, enough. is a hip hop film that explores Nathan Nzanga's journey from quirky kid born to Congolese immigrants, to an idealistic teen artist, to a frustrated young man struggling to overcome pain and cynicism. Set against a backdrop of American culture war, the film uses dream logic to sift through Nate's most conflicted feelings about race, policing and grace in a broken world." Created in community at Prodigy Camp. This originally premiered online this January. For more info on the project, visit Nzanga's website or head to YouTube. For more on the Akiko poster and auction, visit Prodigy Camp. To watch more short films, click here. Thoughts?