By Jasmine Washington
With social injustice being among the many topics our nation is passionately discussing this year, more and more celebrities are playing the role of activist. Another very powerful example of that activism is on display in a new PSA Against the Wall. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover, Sophia Dawson, Van Jones, Michael K. Williams, and journalist and VH1 Live host, Marc Lamont Hill. The four minute short film highlights the controversial topic of police brutality against African Americans.
Set in black and white, the PSA follows the celebs as they stand with their hands up against an actual wall in a position often requested when dealing with police officials. Directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz with the assistance of social justice nonprofit Sanofa, Against the Wall uses actual 911 recordings, police dispatches and new briefings of instances where Black people were shot and ultimately killed by law enforcement.