Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

FIGHT HATE WITH LOVE

 

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 79 minutes

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FIGHT HATE WITH LOVE
FIGHT HATE WITH LOVE
FIGHT HATE WITH LOVE

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Like many in his Philadelphia community, Michael Tabon found himself stuck in the revolving door of a criminal justice system he calls a “womb-to-prison” pipeline. It’s a cycle many poor young black men struggle to break, but the cards are often stacked against them. In and out of jail since he was 16, Tabon has finally managed to stay free, strongly motivated by his newfound passion for activism. In order to prevent others (especially his son) from falling into the same trap, he travels to high-crime neighborhoods, finding unique and provocative ways to call attention to the issue. Whether it’s walking through the streets with prison garb and chains or building a jail cell simulation in the back of a truck, Tabon has been catching eyes and hearts with his message. But after years of separation, his family is frustrated by his obsessive dedication to his cause. Like prison, it’s prevented them from experiencing quality time together. FIGHT HATE WITH LOVE provides a damning exposé of our country’s failed prison system, chronicling one man’s very personal fight to fix it. —E.F.

FIGHT HATE WITH LOVE

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Sidebars
AFRICAN DIASPORA
RACE RELATIONS

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
Andrew Michael Ellis

Producers
Tim McLaughlin, Brian Storm, Samia Khan

Cinematography
Andrew Michael Ellis

Editing
Tim McLaughlin

Director Bio
Andrew Michael Ellis is a filmmaker and photographer from New York. He teaches cinematography at New York University and co-founded the art collective Nomandique. He's also an alumni of MediaStorm, where he served as Director of Photography.

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FIGHT HATE WITH LOVE (2016)

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Film Sponsors

The Center for Community Solutions

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Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

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