Actor Harry Lennix sat down with EBONY.com and addressed the dearth of illustration of Black spirituality within the leisure trade.
“My private endeavor and raison d’etre at this level is non secular content material and non secular content material for Black individuals,” Lennix stated. “It doesn’t exist. You’ve got for instance melodramas set in a Black church or Black people who find themselves non secular figures, doing issues they shouldn’t be doing, represented. When it comes time to inform tales of non secular rules or tales from the Bible, you may have a whitewashing of people that we all know had been Black.”
Lennix stated he would create these tales together with his group, Black Religion Leisure. The primary manufacturing shall be Revivial, a film about The Gospel of John, set to gospel music. The actor stated there’s energy in Mali Music, a Black gospel singer, performing as God within the flesh.
He added, “Ninety-three % of [Black people] take into account themselves believers. Seventy % take into account themselves Christian and go to church each Sunday. What have they got to indicate for it? Nothing, [because] there’s no content material.”
Lennix concluded his level saying, “There’s extra to Black historical past and life than slavery and struggling.”
Revival is scheduled to for unbiased distribution this fall.