Films > Finalists > Animation & MusicProgress Theatre
Filmmaker's website: http://www.ProgressTheatre.com
Film DescriptionInterfaith touring ensemble, Progress Theatre [PT], exemplifies their mission to use art to breakdown stereotypes and inspire cross-community dialogue with their performance of "The Freedom Song" at the Washington D.C. premiere of the "Prince Among Slaves" documentary. PT's emotional performance gives voice to both the unity and diversity of the ensembles' intersecting identities as Muslim Americans, African Americans and Young Americans invested in the promise of Freedom. "The Freedom Song" is originally featured in PT's musical play "'MEMBUH: Confessions of The Only Generation" to honor the legacy of enslaved Africans in the Americas--many who were Muslims--whose survival, resistance and faith ensured the existence of future generations.