Urban Indie Film Block: Help! I Need Somebody…


Sometimes help comes from the wildest places. In this episode of Urban Indie Film Block, the characters look high and low for some reprieve. Yes, they get it…but you’ll be quite surprised where this help actually comes from.

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Directed by Annetta Laufer and Starring Naomi Ackie 

It’s August 6th, 1962 – Jamaican Independence Day. Daisy, a young Jamaican arrives to the ‘Mother Country’ of Britain to start a new life with her husband, whom she has not seen for two years. However, she’s holding a secret, which if discovered, could jeopardize everything. Daisy must choose what she wants for her life.

The Arrival, Key Art, Naomi Ackie



Directed by Lidiya Korotko

Amidst the Coney Island backdrop of fireworks on July 4th, 1949, Della, a battered, young black woman leaves her husband in pursuit of a brighter future. Her courageous journey leads her to find an unlikely ally named Mishka, on the white side of town. Though their paths cross in the darkest of times, through truth, they find a way to unearth the light in each other.

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