Private Project


The film explores the question, "Why Black people? The psychological trauma that is inflicted on people of color on a daily basis by racism, and the lack of accountability in Washington are addressed, as well. The changing demographics and the inevitability of change underscores the piece. Victims tell their stories.

  • Valerie Rose
  • Valerie Rose
  • Valerie Rose
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New Filmmakers New York
    New York
    United States
    September 28, 2021
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Valerie Rose

Valerie Rose is a content creator, author, producer, director,
screenwriter, actor, model/ voice over talent and the
CEO of Roses Are READ Productions LLC.

She has authored a number of books including Cappuccino in
the Winter, The Family Reunion Is Not a Real
Vacation (featuring The Triangleheads),
Dream Your Dream: Getting Your Writing Out
There! and the Minnesota Book Award
nominee, You Better Recognize! A Spiritual
Guide Because Life’s a Trip!

Rose has appeared in a number of films
including, Black in Minneapolis, Let Me Have My Son, Dear White People, Black, Tuscaloosa, House of Tomorrow, She has also worked in television, appearing in ABC
TV’s In An Instant, Dynasty, The Chi, Chicago P.D., Star and Greenleaf. Rose is also the creative concept developer and
producer for an animation project and two
films: The Triangleheads, Hope Sessions and
The Pink Visitor, respectively. The latter
premiered at the Theatres at the Mall of
America (MOA) as part of a film completion in
which it garnered the Best Actress Award. Her
first documentary, Hope Sessions, premiered at the MOA in February 2016. In the development of these projects, Rose wore
many hats including executive producer, producer, director, casting director, cast member and screenwriter. Rose is also the creator of Picture's Up Academy. She graduated with a B.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she majored in Computer Science and minored in Management Information Systems.

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