She’s powerful, black, and female. But at her firm, blacks need not apply. The highly successful Hillary Kelsey (Chicava Honeychild) is the CEO of Sanger International, an IT consulting firm. Kelsey is a black woman with no black employees, and no one can figure out why — until Darryl Montgomery (Fidel Vicioso) arrives at the firm for a morning interview and kicks off an unbelievably awful day that reminds Hillary of her “place” in a racially charged society. The events of “Title VII” — which include the efforts to land a pending account that could determine the future of a company and the machinations of a mystery man determined to turn Hillary’s world upside down — vividly illustrate how same-race discrimination can not only ruin a company but also destroy lives. Director Nicole Franklin is a native of St. Louis.
Film CategoryAmerican Indie Spotlight New Filmmakers Forum Race in America: The Black Experience Show-Me Cinema Women in Film Spotlight
SubjectAfrican American Legal Issues Women's Issues
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