What would it be like if you could seek asylum in a US-allied country when facing some of the atrocities in your community? That’s the question Darnell L. Walker wants to answer. Darnell, a talented writer, blogger, actor, and social activist began thinking creatively about this topic following Freddy Gray’s murder.
Darnell began researching the process of seeking solace for African Americans “who don’t feel as protected here in America as [they] should.” His team is raising funds to complete the production, editing, and distribution of the film currently titled, Seeking Asylum. The intent is to raise awareness about the enormous challenges and oppression facing African Americans nationwide and to explore the possibility of seeking asylum in other countries. Specifically, the project wants to answer these very important questions:
- Are there countries where African Americans could go to seek asylum?
- Is leaving revolutionary?
- Are citizens in other places aware of the disparate treatment some African Americans face?
- Is asylum a practical option for African Americans?
If you want to know more, view the trailer of Seeking Asylum below, and consider contributing to the project. Seeking Asylum Info has everything you need to be more informed. You can donate via the Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegriot/seeking-asylum-a-documentary?ref=email
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