Powerful Black And Blue #MannequinChallenge Goes Viral

This video, directed by Simone Shepherd (@simoneshepherd), is a whole new take on the #MannequinChallenge. In just 60 seconds, Shepherd’s tableaus pay homage to Philando Castille, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Colin Kaepernick, and Trayvon Martin. But one minute is long enough to make your heart ache.

I doubt Ms. Shepherd and company expected the kind of response they’ve received.  I noticed on Ms. Shepherd’s timeline that Time magazine wants to interview her.

The clip is promotion for an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for a proposed movie called Black In Blue, which will explore the issues face by Black police officers, “to take you inside the perspective of lives, both in front and behind the trigger”. 

After watching the video, go visit the Indigogo page and read the synopsis of the movie here

 Concept by @sixeight215 @kevalenaeverett @_toddanthony Directed by @simoneshepherd Audio sequence by @kingKeraun Starring @torreihart @rawswagger @tonybakercomedy @scottstpatrick @sabrinarevelle @ritzjwill