NYC PREMIERE Grammy-winning hip hop artist Todd Thomas—better known as “Speech” of the iconic group Arrested Development—leads a unique collaborative music workshop in the Richmond City Jail in Virginia. Striving to overcome their demons, four past and present inmates work side-by-side with Speech to transform their experiences, hopes and fears into songs. Exploring cycles of addiction and incarceration through the power of music and storytelling, the inspiring 16 Bars offers a window into rehabilitation.
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Themes:African/African AmericanHuman RightsMusic
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Director: Samuel Bathrick
Producer: EP Joe Lamont, EP Eric Michels, Producer Adam Barton
Cinematographer: Alexander Cullen
Editor: Alistair Shurman
Music: Todd Speech Thomas, Tennyson Jackson, Garland Carr, De'Vonte James, Anthony Johnston, Samuel Bathrick
Running Time: 94