#mannequinchallenge for "Black in Blue" The Movie, produced by (@blackinbluefilm_) team and friends. We will continue to Stand for justice and create change through our Art. To be apart of our movement and help, you can contribute to the indiegogo campaign https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/black-in-blue-feature-film/x/15054300#/ #Blackinbluefilm #blacklivesmatter #artreflectsreality #contribute Concept by @sixeight215 @kevalenaeverett @_toddanthony Directed by @simoneshepherd Audio sequence by @kingkeraun Starring @torreihart @simoneshepherd @_toddanthony @kevalenaeverett @tonybakercomedy @rawswagger @jalexandercomey @antoniquesmith @kevinwelbeck @crystalleebrown @ritzjwill @charocantrell @scottstpatrick @sheelas
The #MannquinChallenge has quickly made its way around the internet in the past week, propelling Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" up the charts and inspiring some impressive tableaus. While the challenge has mostly been a comedic tool, actor Simone Shepherd and the cast of the upcoming film Black In Blue have used the viral trend to call attention to the police murders of unarmed black men.
The actors in the video recreate scenes that show black men being killed by police and the political aftermath of this violence. In the background, audio from Philando Castile's murder, George Zimmerman's 911 call on the night he killed Trayvon Martin, and an excerpt from a Malcolm X speech play. Watch the #MannequinChallenge video above and learn more about Black In Blue here.