This film excels because filmmakers Erik Parker and One9 masterfully used editing choices and story structure for a cohesive and captivating story about the revitalization of Newark, New Jersey, from the late 1980s and on. So writes award-winning WORD reviewer Seon Pollard.
Eighten-plus-minutes of exquisite black and white imagery of the gruesome and the horrific rendered beautifully in a narrative using folklore about the ungodly desolation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda AKA Super Typhoon Haiyan, a Category 5 mega-monster that started laying siege to the Philippines Visayas group of islands, the country’s central region, population 17 million people, November 26, 2013. It shook the Philippines to its roots.
This stunning film short is winning one award after another.
By Gregg W. Morris