I Am Not Your Enemy (I Am A Black Man)

I'm not your enemy
"I am not Your Enemy" is a short film told from two different perspectives, that is loosely based on various circumstances, and tells the story of how black men try finding justice and equality, without being targeted because of their skin tone.
  • Bruce L. Nix, Jr.
    Director
  • Cruz Johnson
    Director
  • Johnny Thornton
    Writer
  • Johnny Thornton
    Producer
  • Bruce L. Nix, Jr.
    Producer
  • Cruz Johnson
    Producer
  • Imani Crochen
    Producer
  • Jonathan Perkins
    Key Cast
    “Husband/Narrator”
  • Jeremy Richardson
    Key Cast
    “Young Adult Male/Narrator”
  • Kayshia Moore
    Key Cast
    “Wife/Mother”
  • Robert Glover
    Key Cast
    “Best Friend of Young Adult Male”
  • Sean A. Baker
    Key Cast
    “Son/Child”
    Our Review

     

    This short film is more than just a film. It in fact is more of a pamphlet against racism and prejudice. It also isn’t following a story per se, but it’s rather trying to make some statements instead. Most of them powerful, but due to its narrative, or rather said the lack if it, the film also falls somewhat short, in terms of realism.

    It is said to have been loosely based on true events, but having such a disclaimer at the start already makes you doubtful about how much actually happened and how much got made up or exaggerated for cinematic purposes. For that reason I also do feel and believe that this short would have been more powerful without the disclaimer at the start of it.

    It still definitely remains an important and relevant film, that obviously also was made with all of the right intentions. Saying it falls short at some points luckily also doesn’t mean that the film as a whole doesn’t work out. On the contrary. Watching this short still remains a rollercoaster of an experience. The film will anger you and it perhaps even will make you question your own behavior regarding racial prejudices. It moves you in all of the right ways, without ever getting beaten over the head with its heavy handed themes and intentions. It makes this more of a subtle and therefore for most part also a real effective and unfortunately relevant short.