A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA
This film is part of the 2020 DOC NYC Short List for Short Documentaries. Please note that It is not available for streaming via DOC NYC. Netflix subscribers may watch the film on Netflix.
The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. As the Black community expressed its profound pain in the streets, Latasha’s friends and family privately mourned the loss of a vibrant child whose full story was never in the headlines. Nearly three decades later, director Sophia Nahli Allison removes Latasha from the context of her death to craft a dreamlike portrait of a promising life lost, demonstrating the impact one brief but brilliant life can have. (Courtesy of Netflix)