Deena, a college freshman caught at intersections of her identity, attempts to maintain some peace after a religiously and racially charged fight breaks out on campus between differing student groups, including her own MSA, the campus’ Muslim Student Association.

shattered lenses production slate

Nia Malika Dixon & Michele Williams met at a Women of Color Unite gathering, and decided to create this film together! With the help of the JTC List, they crewed up with a majority of women of color behind the scenes to shoot the film, Shattered Lenses.

Here are a few exclusive clips and photos from the sets, and behind the scenes!

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golden on shattered lenses with nia malika dixon and crystal kelley

nia directing fight scene in front of a giant silk

shattered lenses actors getting ready to fight

shooting shattered lenses on day one

more fight shattered lenses

shooting shattered lenses arrest scene

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Panel 1

About the Film

A college freshman, caught at intersections of her identity, attempts to maintain some peace after a religiously and racially charged fight breaks out on campus between different student groups, including her own Muslim Student Association.

Shattered Lenses examines the role of individual bias and identity in a conflict that breaks out on a college campus, and explores how the sharing and understanding our differing perspectives foster empathy.

Panel 2

The Cast

Deena

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Claudine Pierre-Louis, as Deena

 

Mo

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Grant Alexander Hall, as Mo

 

Lisa

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Isabel Hainer, as Lisa

 

Chris

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Connor Field, as Chris

 

Omar

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Alexander Tassopoulos, as Omar

 

Aziz

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William Castillo as Aziz

 

Michael

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Charles-Curtis Sanders, as Michael

 

Dean Gertrude Lewis

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Robbie Danzie, as Dean Gertrude Lewis

 

Shattered Lenses Cast

Panel 3

The Production Team

Writer & Director, Nia Malika Dixon

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Producer, Michele Williams

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First Assistant Director, Emily M. Blake

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Second Assistant Director, Nurah Regan

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Director of Photography, Crystal Kelley

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Panel 4

Behind the Scenes!

Deena, a college freshman caught at intersections of her identity, attempts to maintain some peace after a religiously and racially charged fight breaks out on campus between differing student groups, including her own MSA, the campus’ Muslim Student Association.

shattered lenses production slate

Nia Malika Dixon & Michele Williams met at a Women of Color Unite gathering, and decided to create this film together! With the help of the JTC List, they crewed up with a majority of women of color behind the scenes to shoot the film, Shattered Lenses.

Here are a few exclusive clips and photos from the sets, and behind the scenes!

img_8595

 

golden on shattered lenses with nia malika dixon and crystal kelley

nia directing fight scene in front of a giant silk

shattered lenses actors getting ready to fight

shooting shattered lenses on day one

more fight shattered lenses

shooting shattered lenses arrest scene