Press Release: July 17, 2020
A DOCUFILM ABOUT EVERYDAY RACISM
CAN I BREATHE? - 10 BLACK MEN SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES OF RACISM
On the 7th of July 2020, Surrey (UK) based Creative Entrepreneur Kleff Vicc released a docufilm about everyday racism. A few days in, and the feedback has been amazing - people say it’s eye-opening and heartbreaking.
“Too many intelligent people have stayed quiet for too long”
“I felt as though being black was the worst thing that happened to me”
“The police officer told me that I’m not a human being”
“He told me to go back to Africa”
10 Black men, entrepreneurs, share their experiences of racism. The goal was to educate the uninformed and inspire more Black people to share their own stories.
However, these conversations made us realise the trauma, anxieties and mental health problems that stem from racial prejudice.
So, we’re using the docufilm as a launchpad for the ‘CAN I BREATHE?’ project - which is something that we think is needed right now; a platform that actively encourages conversation about racism and its detrimental impact on Black men’s mental health.
Now more than ever, with the ongoing protests for racial equality, there’s a need to educate the uninformed, inspire those affected to speak up and provide the tools and resources to help us heal, together.
About Kleff Vicc
Kleff is a Creative Entrepreneur based in Guildford, Surrey, UK. Founder of The SAM (Social African Media) Company, a digital agency for content creators. Kleff is a designer at KV London, a headwear brand. He’s also a podcaster, filmmaker and avid traveller.