This short film tells the uncompromising true story of statues drenched in blood and controversy. The Kingdom of Benin was paid manillas (bronze currency) in exchange for human beings they sold to Europeans into the Transatlantic Slave trade. They melted them down casting them into bronzes. The statues are currently in museums all over the world. The value of bronzes is estimated in the billons and the dealers of human cargo want them back. See why activist, attorney, and author Deadria Farmer Paellmann says:
"They Belong to All of Us".
Iron Metropolis Films, LLC is an independent film company based in New York City inspired by the late legendary actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist, and composer, Melvin Van Peebles. Iron Metropolis Films LLC is committed to creating compelling, powerful, and thought-provoking, movies with high entertainment value. In Iron Metropolis, brilliant ideas, innovative technology, and good old fashion hard work are the essential ingredients used in crafting our content. Their first feature-length documentary production is Disappearing Freedom: The Decline of Justice.
Did you know nearly half of the 2021 exonerees were convicted of murder, and almost 70% of those cases involved official misconduct (framing).
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Disappearing Freedom: The Decline of Justice will provoke understanding, change minds, influence behavior, bring communities together and catalyze systemic change one frame at a time.
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In 2015 revolutionary filmmaker Tylon Usavior Washington directed and released Diary of the Dragon: The rEvolution of Fred Ho. Tylon recently recovered over 47.5 hours of raw, revealing, and riveting footage from a defective hard-drive. The drive contained unedited breathtaking photos, powerful testimonials, and a must-see revealing interview with Fred Ho’s father. Fred was an activist, artist, author, composer, Luddite, martial-artist, mentor, organizer, public speaker, revolutionary socialist and teacher who died April 12, 2014 from cancer. Tylon will continue the Fred Ho saga with the release of Fire of a Dragon: The Wisdom of Fred Ho. This film will mainly focus on his eerily prophetic analysis, indicting critiques and insightful observations.
We're proud to announce the title of our debut film, WICKED IN THIS LAND! It's a Wild Imaginative Controversial Kick-Ass Entertaining Drama that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where, mutated creatures, marauders and cannibals are the least of Eve and Rayne Warrants (the mother/daughter sheroes) problems.
Iron Metropolis Films LLC, appreciate the time and care many of you took in auditioning for our debut film "Wicked In This Land". It was a national search with over 1,200 applicants. Some actors applied for multiple roles, committed lines to memory in a short time, used props and wore characters wardrobe. This was not lost on us. We know exactly what it takes to put yourself out there. Iron Metropolis is a consortium of independent filmmakers, writers and actors. We can relate and that’s why our choices were far from easy and obvious.
Zarria Simmons - Houston, Texas
Jennifer Figuereo - Jersey City, NJ
Ross Martowski -East Lyme, CT
Maurice P. Kerry -Atlanta, GA
Michael John Blaise -Brooklyn, NY
Shabaya Clark - New York, NY
Christopher D. Scott -Brooklyn, NY
Vincent Leong -Queens, NY
Marla Monde - New York, NY
Angela Lewis - Tampa Florida
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Fred Ho; born Fred Wei-han Houn; August 10, 1957, was an American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, bandleader, playwright, writer and Revolutionary Marxist Social Activist. This film chronicles the last two years of his life before his transition on April 12, 2014. This charismatic, compelling, and controversial
Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio examines the unique legacy of Black Radio and the contributing factors that led to its demise. Originally released in 2008; for the first time, this hard-to-find, controversial, and irreverent film has been remastered for digital download. Directed by Tylon "Usavior" Wash
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