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Akilla's Escape depicts the toll that violence takes on Black lives
Akilla's Escape is a new film that’s premiering at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. On the surface, it's a movie about drug crime in Toronto and New York — but it only takes a few minutes of watching it to realize that it's actually about much more. Without any gloss or glamour, the film takes a blunt look at Jamaican gang culture and the reach of its international drug trade. Director Charles Officer co-wrote the film with playwright and poet Motion. They both joined Tom Power to tell us more.