Cycle I Assistants' Film Debut Choreographed By Xavier
OUR CYCLE I ASSISTANTS MAKE THEIR DEBUT IN THE SHORT-FILM, BOSNIAK.
Director: Booker T Mattison
Choreographer: Xavier Lewis
Dancers: Nyla Atkins, Juliana Gammino, Emma Senecal, Taylor Whitehead, Charity Scriven, Alyssa Watkins, Lily Sledge, Mary Armstrong, Keith Wilder
Our dancers learned and perfected a dance routine choreographed by one of our instructors, Xavier Lewis, during a 3hr rehearsal prior to shooting. director and UGA Professor, Booker T Mattison, expressed how professional and extremely talented every dancer was on set. This short-film will be seen at multiple film festivals and college campuses all over the southeast.
Bosniak is the story of Amir, a white, Bosnian Muslim teenager forced to immigrate to America to live with his estranged father after his mother is killed by ISIS in his home country. Amir’s father wants him to assimilate and take advantage of the privilege of being white in the United States. However, Amir discovers that he has more in common with African-Americans than whites because of the discrimination he faces as a Muslim in America. Amir befriends an African-American teen who has his same name. The two Amirs form an unlikely friendship and learn the value of peace and brotherhood.
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