First Response | IN PROTEST: Minneapolis, St. Paul
From the frontlines of resistance, a constellation of Black voices challenges systemic American racism in a new four-volume virtual reality series entitled IN PROTEST: Grassroots Stories from the Front Lines. Each Volume chronicles a different American city, profiling modern activists as they move beyond street protests to confront inequality and injustice in everyday life. These gripping, first-person stories speak to the urgency of the current uprising to inspire a new generation of defiance.
Minneapolis & St.Paul has been changed forever. Sparking worldwide condemnation and unrest, the video of George Floyd’s murder while in police custody continues to enrage the people of the twin cities. Minneapolis Firefighter, Metric Giles, and poet Tish Jones (@thetishjones on Instagram) recount the first moments of the uprising and respond to their city ablaze. Two modern-day grassroots activists, part of a new political and economic community movement for change, echo the angry voices in the streets, yet seek to heal the damage through a collective voice built around the urgent needs of their beloved community.
Executive Producer - Alton Glass
Executive Producer - Amy Seidenwurm
Co-Executive Producer - Dr. Allissa Richardson
Director | Producer - Adam Davis McGee
Creative Producer | Director of Photography - Paris McCoy
Producer - Wesley Jones
Jonathan Williams - VR Camera Operator | Associate Producer
Brandy Zeigler - UPM/Line Producer
Nina King - Asst. Coordinator
Art of the Movement | IN PROTEST: Minneapolis, St. Paul