‘Skip Day’ and the situation of the African American community in the USA

Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas, codirectors of ‘Skip Day’

10/24/2018 – The Time of History section has screened the competition short film Skip Day, a co-production from the United States and Great Britain which is co-directed by Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan, who attended the 63rd Valladolid International Film Festival on Wednesday to present their film to the festival audience.

Skip Day depicts life in Pahokee, a small industrial town in the United States with a majority African American population located next to Lake Okeechoboee in Florida. In the town, on the Monday after the school prom, the oldest students at the secondary school celebrate ‘Skip Day’, skipping class to drive 95 kilometres and spend the day reflecting on their future in the windy dunes of the Atlantic coast.

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