Based on “Native Guard” by Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey, Another Country tells the story of an interracial couple raising their mixed race child in the racially polarizing times of 1956 Mississippi.
Impact // Filmmaker’s Voice
Another Country was conceived prior to the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. It was an idea that was born out of the on-going assault on African-Americans before most people took to the streets to march in favor of black lives. This is a modern tale of America. It’s dark racial history. It’s many flaws as a democracy. This is a film that begs the question, “when will things change?” “Or have things changed at all?” Anti-miscegenation laws may be a thing of the past, but the race issue in America has become the socials ills that is prevalent in today’s society. This film is not meant to preach or suppose to serve as a mouthpiece to tackle racism in America. Our aim is for it to be felt and to a degree… get under your skin. This is a film seen through the observational lens of a black filmmaker, who is connecting the past to the present. – Sherif Alabede
See the Film
Fri Oct 14ShowPlace Icon Kitchen + Theater | Tyson’s Corner
1667 Silver Hill Dr, McLean, VA 221026:00 pm
Sun Oct 16ShowPlace Icon Kitchen + Theater | Tyson’s Corner
1667 Silver Hill Dr, McLean, VA 2210211:00 am