Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy Honored In Short Film By MTV And Morehouse
"We felt there was no better way to honor Dr. King than to give this opportunity to the living embodiment of his legacy, the students at Morehouse College," Chief Marketing Officer of MTV Entertainment Group, Jason White said.
January 19, 2022 at 9:09 pm
Morehouse College, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's alma mater, recently announced a collaboration with MTV Entertainment Group to document the life and legacy of Dr. King.
According to HBCUBuzz, the short film "Here we are" was written and produced by the Morehouse College Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies (CTEMS) program and Morehouse's Class of 2022 seniors. The film highlights the class of 1948 alum's impact on the civil rights movement and supported Black liberation.
In a statement by the Atlanta-based HBCU, Stephane Dunn, CTEMS Academic program director, explains that the students pitched the idea of telling the story of Dr. King during class.
"The specific approach was developed through an animated class pitching session and the students brainstorming outside of class meetings, then formally presenting the favored idea," Dunn said. "Two story approaches emerged for which story decks were prepared, and both were shot in late November, about two weeks after the King holiday project partnership idea was born. There were hiccups in pulling off the filming—as there often are when it comes to the filmmaking process—but the one that will air came together in the very limited time that we had."