DetermiNation (Documentary) from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

Documentary about the trails and tribulations of a young Black father (Dashawn Clinton) in West Oakland as he is supported by committed staff members from a non-profit Black Men's group called, DetermiNation. As he overcomes systematic oppression in the criminal justice system, gentrified housing market, and academic system, he uses Orisha lifestyle practices to inspire his personal transformation.

Year: 2016
Duration: 7 min
Written by: Dashawn Clinton & Rafael Flores
Directed/Edited: Rafael Flores
Year: 2016


Exhibition - 2016 Google Black History Month Film Showcase
Official Selection - 2016 Black & Brown Unity Film Festival
Official Selection - 2015 Long Beach Indie Film Festival
Official Selection - 2015 Matatu Film Festival



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