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View Films Screened at Tribute to Late SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi @ San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI
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Jeff Adachi Tribute 2
Jeff Adachi Filmmaker & 
Friend of San Francisco Black Film Festival
(Click Image to View Complete Film- 7 minutes)
The following short films were screened at The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI Media Briefing at Cinemark's Century 9 & XD at San Francisco's Westfield Centre Honoring Adachi.
Disparity: A Tale of 2 Pushaz
"Disparity: A Tale of 2 Pushaz," Directed by Justin Givens(Click Image to view complete film-22 minutes. Email: Director, Justin Givens at disparityfilm@gmail.com for opportunities to screen for youth & nonprofit organizations. 
Neko Wilson Social Bio Video
"Neko Wilson Social Bio Video" by
Raj Jayadev & Silicon Valley DeBug
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Neko Wilson, the first Californian to be freed by State Senator Nancy Skinner's SB 1437 after it was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, September 30, 2018, is pictured above with his father, Vietnam Veteran Mack Wilson.  SB 1437 narrows the definition of felony murder. 
The film screenings were followed by a panel discussion on prison reform
SFBFF XXI a pre-event media briefing honoring the late San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi at Cinemark  Century 9  & XD at San Francisco's Westfield Center. Photo: Filmmakers, Justin Givens & Jeremy Givens flanking Prison Reform Panelists: Atty. Pamela Price; Atty. Jacque Wilson; Former PUC Judge Karen Clopton; and Atty. Jacq Wilson. District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown (pictured)  and former District 10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwell (not pictured) attended the media briefing.
Social Justice Continua
First Row: "Strive" Director, Robert Rippberger; "My Brother Wes" Director,Tom Suzuki; Danny Glover;  SF National Coalition of 100 Black Women Doris Ward Workforce Development Program Presenter, Myla Joi. Standing: "My Brother Wes," Writer, Reggie Luck; SFBFF Team Member, Jackie Wright; & "Strive" star, Shaylin Bectin at the African American Art & Culture Complex, one of several venues of SFBFF XXI.  
On Juneteenth, Just days after stopping through to screen two films at San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI, "Strive" and "The Robeson Effect," Actor, Activist & Humanitarian Danny Glover, a lead in the recently released film "Last Black Man in San Francisco,"  testified at a congressional committee hearing for H.R.40 -116th Congress (2019-2020): Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.
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