State of America tackles the issue of racism head on in this compelling short film. It covers ideas around patriotism and how daily experiences of living in the US can vary widely, depending on your race.


Directed by Morgan Cooper and Brandon Porter, the guys behind the viral fake trailer for Bel-Air, they show us their talents once again with this moving film. It emotionally describes the struggles faced by African-Americans and highlights how the country is still facing serious issues with racism, even in 2019. They make the point that the country still has a long way to go before they can become a truly equal society.

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The visceral visuals in the film match up perfectly with the hard hitting message conveyed by the narrator. It encapsulates the fear and paranoia that racism can cause. It shows us the isolation and segregation that can be felt by African-Americans even within their own country. It’s a really moving watch that will stay with you long after you’ve finished watching.

State of America|Morgan Cooper + Brandon Porter|Short Form

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