A feature film by Sharon Lewis

Brown girl in the ring

The Prequel

Inspired by the novel from Nalo Hopkinson

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Nalo Hopkinson
Nalo Hopkinson

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In a futuristic ghetto your spirit can kill you


It's 2048 in the Burn, a dystopian Toronto where Ti-Jeanne is chafing under Mami her grandmother's overprotective rules. Mami refuses to loosen her hold on Ti-Jeanne until she "sees" her protector spirit, Jab Jab. Ti-Jeanne rejects the spirits and when Tony comes on the scene she falls fast and hard. Ti-Jeanne runs off with Tony to forge a life in the harsh reality of the Burn. A heart wrenching event forces Ti-Jeanne to "see" her spirit and return home...a grown woman.