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Dana’s Story:Short Film Dallas VIP Premiere

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$9

In recognition of Nation Human Trafficking Awareness Month. ALS Creations & So Nervy Films present Dana’s Story: short film Dallas VIP premiere.

Based on a true story, Dana’s Story is the riveting tale of one little girl’s struggle to overcome circumstances beyond her control.

Dana Toussaint was born into a life of privilege; thanks to her father, a Haitian-born immigrant and notorious drug lord. Dana’s mother; a materialistic southern belle from South Louisiana, is consumed by the good life as memories of her upbringing in an East New Orleans housing project become a distant memory. In spite of the similarities between the Haitian and Louisiana Creole cultures, the marriage unravels and the unthinkable occurs when Dana’s father abruptly abandons the family. At the age of 12, Dana becomes the ultimate sacrifice and her mother, a heroin addict, brokers the deal.

Dana comes of age and has to face a number of harsh realities. In lieu of the nurturing and guidance that a child should receive from their mother, Dana is systematically instilled with the fear of poverty and taught to survive by any means necessary–to include using her body. Ultimately, Dana concedes to her fate and allows money to reconcile the differences between right and wrong as she proceeds down the path to self-destruction. Through a series of tragic events, hard lessons learned, and her grandmother’s prayers, Dana eventually overcomes her circumstances and finds redemption.

STARRING: Joseph Ademola Adeyemo, Vin’zente T. Lowe, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Dother Sykes, Nadirah Shakir, Theo Bray, Anthony Whitehead, Kevin Tillett

So come out and enjoy the film and meet the individuals involved with the project!
Meet & Greet 6-7p | Film Premiere 7-8p | Mix & Mingle 8-10p

Automatic entry to WIN random prizes & a chance to WIN a 50′ Vizio TV

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$9
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Website:
http://www.danas-story.com/dallas

Organizer

ALS Creations, LLC
Email:
akangela11@gmail.com
Website:
www.alsmithbooks.com

Venue

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex Room T-314
1309 Canton Street (Conor of Canton and Akard Streets)
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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Phone:
(214) 743-2440
Website:
https://www.tbaal.org/

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