Sprinter Black Film Fest

The Jamaican film “Sprinter” has received the award for the Favorite Narrative Feature: at the 2019 BlackStar Film Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The film, directed by Storm Saulter, who also wrote the screenplay. It tells the story of a Jamaican teenager who must contend with an unstable father and an unruly brother at home pins his hopes on using excellent performance in track and field sports as a way to become reunited with his mother, who has lived illegally in the United States for more than ten years. The film was originally released in June of 2018. “Sprinter” was produced by Producers: Robert A. Maylor, Clarence Hammond, and Jamal M. Watson. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were its executive producers.

The prestigious BlackStar Film Festival was held in various locations throughout Philadelphia from August 1 through August 4, 2019. This was the eight staging of the festival. The annual festival celebrates the visual and storytelling…

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