The Sleeping Negro

Skinner Myers

Filmin Emergents USA 72 min Estrena a Espanya ● Online 29 April - 8 May


Confronted with a series of racially charged incidents, a young black man must overcome rage, alienation, and hopelessness in order to find his own humanity.

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Skinner Myers

He is an award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed 11 films. His feature film debut, The Sleeping Negro (2021), world premiered at Slamdance FF and internationally premiered at the Champs-Elysees FF in Paris, France. It won the FIPRESCI award at IFF Mannheim Heidelberg. Myers has studied at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.

Filmography: The Sleeping Negro (2021, D'A 2022), Things Of Beauty Burn (short, 2019), Nightmares ty the Sea (short, 2018), Frank Embree (short, 2017), La tierra del éxodo (short, 2016), Chimera (short, 2013), The Last Supper (short, 2013), Obscured (short, 2013), Nigger (short, 2013), Drinking from the Well (2011)

Skinner Myers

Film information

Director: Skinner Myers
Script: Skinner Myers
Contact: Sudu
With: Skinner Myers, David Fumero, Nican Robinson, Julie Mcniven, Tunde Adebimpe, Rae Dawn Chong, Alex Mccarthy
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Format: Digital
Length: 72 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan


The Sleeping Negro