Based on a true story, April's Way centers on a Korean store owner struggling to protect his market during the 1992 Los Angeles race riots.
"As a filmmaker, I was so deeply affected by the turmoil taking place in our society today that I became compelled to write a short screenplay as a proof-of-concept for a potential future feature film. This project, meant to focus attention on social inequality, speaks from my perspective as a new voice seeking to inspire a better world.
The script sat in a drawer for a while, but following the 2014 events in Ferguson, Missouri, I decided it was finally time to bring this story to life.
With this film I hope to illustrate that violence is not the answer. Ultimately, we are all the same under our varying skin colors and socially constructed ideologies of race. I am certain that it is time to stand up and speak out against both racism and police brutality.
Please join me to help promote peace and equality. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 'Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.'"
BEHIND THE SCENES
Check out these supporting videos from our original Kickstarter campaign that help add context, depth, and insight into the actual events of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, as well as the creation of this LA riots short film.
Check out the original KICKSTARTER campaign that made this film possible. Special thanks to all of our backers and supporters. We couldn't have done this without you.
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