BURNING CANE Q&A with Director Phillip Youman, Moderated by Erik Luers – Part 1 of 3

Gregg W. Morris: Mesmerizing story telling about a deeply religious woman’s struggle to reconcile her convictions of faith with the love she has for her alcoholic son and a troubled preacher. Set in rural Louisiana, film explores the relationships within a southern black protestant community, examining the roots of toxic masculinity, black manhood and the dichotomous role of religion and faith. Director-Writer Cinematic Jack of All Trades Phillip Youman was 19 when his film opened at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, winning best narrative, best actor and best cinematography awards!