8 min / documentary / 2015 / USA
filmmaker: Terence Mf Thomas & Kevin Losani
An introduction to Zulu P, a group of four rappers with developmental challenges who create some wild beats.
Their music itself is loud and colorful, but the group dynamic provides a fascinating look into their personalities. Zulu P was dreamed up by Marley G, but it’s T Roc’s show and he makes you know it, freestyling straight into the camera without prompt. His personality at times borders on domineering, a fact often called out by Andrina, who has a beautiful voice, an uncanny sense of pitch and has a personality that serves to anchor the group. This allows room for Lil’ EB, the most humble member of Zulu P but who might have the best flow.
Sam has a passion to be a dancer, but is too shy to realize her dreams. When Peaches (her magical inner-diva-cum-drag queen) materializes on one night, Sam’s dreams transform into reality.
Daisy waits in a bar for her online date – he is late. A man offers her a drink and she mistakes him for the date who has stood her up.
Tom holds a secret in his human heart; a wing beat and a flutter, and it’s bursting to take flight in this tale of magical realism.
A teenage girl who feels left out and ignored by her peers, is inspired to do something audacious in order to get noticed.
A playful and unsentimental portrait of Rene, a young man with Down syndrome, made by his close friend Duane Graves.
Hip-hop artist Cam Lasley – “Every night I go to sleep – I see visions in my dream – It could be reality – If I would just go for it.”