Merawi Gerima • Director of Residue
"Gentrification is a symptom of a much larger problem of our powerlessness as black people"
VENICE 2020: With his feature debut Residue, director Merawi Gerima takes an in-depth look at the burning issues triggering the Black Lives Matter movement
With his feature debut, Residue, director Merawi Gerima tackles the topic of gentrification in a neighbourhood in his home town of Washington, taking an in-depth look at the burning issues that have been rearing their heads again during the last few months and the Black Lives Matter movement. The film is in competition in Venice's Giornate degli Autori.