The fourth episode in Chi DNA's micro-doc series explores electoral politics as it relates to public policy and grassroots organizing, particularly before and after the presidential election of Donald Trump. Drill rappers and activists discuss levels of civic engagement and the effect (or lack there of) recent elections and local politics have had on their worlds. As activists have seen a resurgence in salient activism, they warn that the new energy need be directed toward the systemic and social conditions that resulted in a Trump Presidency rather than the man himself. Furthermore, celebrity culture and personality politics in general distract from the more complicated, more nuanced reality of political-processes and narrative change both from within and outside of the electoral system. Interviews originally recorded in March-April 2017.
Interviewees: Little G, Ruby Pinto, Kofi Ademola, Camille Williams, Charles Preston, JMac & AYOO & Shakey Kruger (FBE)
Written, Directed, Produced, Edited by Caullen Hudson
Produced by David A. Moran
Cinematography by Dakota Sillyman
Additional Cinematography & Editing by Austin C. Pruett
Additional Footage Research by Olivia Aigner
Drone Photography by Ben Jassin