‘The Cycle’ highlights the Black struggle, brings MTV’s Sway to VCU tonight

by | Mar 24, 2016

The Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Afrikana Film Festival and The Cheats Movement have joined forces to present the Richmond premiere of The Cycle, a sh

The Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Afrikana Film Festival and The Cheats Movement have joined forces to present the Richmond premiere of The Cycle, a short film produced by MTV personality and SiriusXM Radio host Sway Calloway.

Part of the Afrikana’s Noir Cinema Series, the film will be screened tonight, March 24 from 7–9 p.m. in the University Student Commons Commonwealth Ballroom, followed by a post-screening Q&A with Sway and the film’s lead actress, Kaili Turner.

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is sponsoring the film screening as a tool to help break the cycle of violence through productive dialogue and to instigate genuine conversation around the issue of fear and how it contributes to violence in communities. The screening is intended to provide local community members with a place to have their voices heard and discuss how communities and police react to violent situations. It is free and open to the public.

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner is the former editor of GayRVA and RVAMag from 2013 - 2017. He’s now the Richmond Bureau Chief for Radio IQ, a state-wide NPR outlet based in Roanoke. You can reach him at BradKutnerNPR@gmail.com




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