Akilla's Escape

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During what is supposed to be a simple, routine handoff, 40-year-old drug trader Akilla Brown is suddenly caught in the middle of a violent robbery. Narrowly making it out alive, he captures one of the thieves, a teenaged Jamaican boy named Sheppard. Under the pressure of the criminals who hired him, Akilla must set things right and retrieve the stolen goods over the course of one arduous night.

When Akilla discovers that Sheppard’s gang has ties to the Garrison Army, the same crime organization he fell into as a child, he has to confront his own traumatic origins and becomes compelled to help the boy survive — and possibly even make the escape that he never could.

Director: Charles Officer
Producer(s): Charles Officer, Jake Yanowski
Cast: Saul Williams, Thamela Mpumlwana, Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast, Vic Mensa, Olunike Adeliyi, Ronnie Rowe, Bruce Ramsay, Colm Feore
Writer(s): Charles Officer, Wendy Motion Brathwaite

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