A fantastic portrait of third-generation activist, Malcolm Kenyatta, directed by Tim Harris of Philadelphia-based Seven Knots Productions. Hoping to become the first openly gay candidate of colour elected to state office, Kenyatta works tirelessly to spread a message of positivity and possibility through poverty-stricken North Philadelphia:
“Democracy has many faces, but few know what it takes to run a grassroots campaign. Our goal as filmmakers was to capture the day as purely as possible in order to show viewers what election day is like for a lower-level candidate campaigning in a district that’s desperate for a solution. We followed Malcolm from start (5am) to finish (11pm), capturing the day as it happened, and interviewing Malcolm during the quieter, more introspective moments.”
Watch “Going Forward” above and see full credits below!
Featuring Malcolm Kenyatta & Residents of the 181st District
Directed by Tim Harris
Director of Photography: Ian Mosley-Duffy
Assistant Camera: Ethan Lewis
Location Sound & Post Mix: Sean Hoffman
Production Assistant: Shane Emery
Editor: Tim Harris
Color: Ryan Berger
Music: All songs 100% Clearance through Musicbed
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