Emmy Award-winning director Mustapha Khan conceived of the film, and the song being recorded in the session, after being inspired by something he heard a preacher say. “What have you done with your freedom.” It is the central question posed by Song For Our People, a film which both challenges and inspires us all to want to do more with the freedom we have. A group of woke musicians and artists convene one day in a recording studio in Brooklyn to create a new anthem to honor their ancestors who lived their lives enslaved. An intimate look inside the magic of collaborative musical creation, and inside the soul of a new kind of Black consciousness movement emerging in America today. Featuring acclaimed studio musicians, singers, a rapper and a tap dancer, the film is a testament to the power of collective action and the creation of art as social change. “Song For Our People” ….because the revolution will need a soundtrack.

Special Event – As a special treat for audiences, the screening on Thursday, 9/5 will be followed by a performance of the Song for Our People with Mustapha Khan, Kenny Vaughan, Lead Vocalist, Omar Edwards, world renowned tap dancer, Norman Burns, Rapper, and students from the Dixie State University Music Program.

Eccles Main Stage Thu 7:00pm
Red Cliffs 2 Fri 10:10am

USA, 2019
Run time 00:55
Director: Mustapha Khan
Producer: Philip Vickery
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/337155597