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Actor Nate Parker stopped by the Tom Joyner Morning Show in New York City to talk about his new film, ‘Beyond The Lights’.

Aside from his work in Beyond the Lights, Parker is a filmmaker as well. Check out his short film on how violence has impacted Black men in America. It’s called AmeriCAN and was written James Lopez and directed by Parker.

“As I sat in my home and watched the Ferguson protests I felt we had to do something.  We had to make a statement so I called Nate and pitched him my idea. Nate just happened to be getting ready to travel to Ferguson to join the protests.  When he landed in Ferguson he called and told me that he had written the script.  Three weeks later we were shooting it.  With little to no resources we were determined to make this happen. We simply want those on either side of the divide to empathize.” – Producer James Lopez/@IAmJamesFLopez

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