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BLK Docs presents: Miles in the Life

July 30 - August 6, 2020

Durham, NC

Started by Speller Street Films and The Luminal Theater, BLK Docs is an initiative to help build an authentic documentary film culture within the African American community through film screenings, online classes, webinars, and more.

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Miles in the Life: The Story of a BMF Drug Trafficker
Laconic Productions 97 min Documentary Directed by Shaun Mathis

After growing up in a crack house in Brooklyn, New York, Jabari Hayes became an All-American track star at Morehouse College. But upon graduating, he used the cover of an Atlanta limousine driver to traffic large quantities of cocaine across the country for the then largest African American drug organization in America (1999-2007) known as Black Mafia Family (BMF). This is that story, and the story of Jabari’s redemption.

Live Q&A with Jabari Hayes & Shaun Mathis
Thursday, Jul 30, 2020
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Jabari Hayes, the inspiration and main subject for Miles in the Life and the film’s director/producer Shaun Mathis, as they discuss how and why they came together to make this transformative documentary, as well as the socio-economic issues that drove Jabari to make the problematic choices he did in his youth.

All event times are ET.

At the time of the live event, a link to join will appear here!

LIVE Q&A with Curtis Caesar John & Christopher Everett
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Curtis Caesar John and Christopher Everett as the founders of BLK Docs dig into the state of the film & documentary scene that led them to create this showcase for Black documentaries, as well as why MILES IN THE LIFE, their latest film (streaming from July 30-August 6 at BLKDocs.com) is necessary viewing for all who care about how Black stories are told and shared.

Moderated by dramatist Dennis Leroy Kangalee (As An Act of Protest)

All event times are ET.

At the time of the live event, a link to join will appear here!

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