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Adetoro and Rashad grew up on opposite sides of the world. Both men get into an argument on who has the better life and fail to see the other’s struggle. One day, Adetoro and Rashad find themselves in a life or death situation that forces them to look to the other for safety and question who really has the better life in America.

  • omó pastor
  • omó pastor
  • Jalea Jackson
  • Andrew Drake
    Key Cast
  • Stephen Ojo
    Key Cast
  • Mama Sade
    Key Cast
  • Gregory St. Fort
    Executive Producer
  • Lola Balogun
    Executive Producer
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    9 minutes 40 seconds
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Director Biography - omó pastor

omó pastor is a Nigerian-American published and award-winning storyteller of the African Diaspora through books, photography and film. She began her full-time career after graduating with her Bachelor’s in English from North Carolina A&T State University. Her creative lens focuses on the intersection of gender, sexuality, emotions, and history while being of African descent in contemporary society. Her aim is to merge past and present to create a fluid future where Black people can heal, breathe and BE.

In 2020, her first short film, Privilege, was released and has received many accolades and has been featured in film festivals across the globe: from America to Congo. The film explores the dynamics of the African Diaspora through both the immigrant and African-American struggles.

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Director Statement

I have been a storyteller since I was a child. I remember falling in love with the art of creating short stories and illustrations in 2nd grade. The memories still play in my head. As an adult, it is even more important to create these stories. My Orí (head) has been blessed with the ability to view the world in different perspectives.

I remember having a discussion with a friend about the benefits of being in America, and learning that the immigrant living in America will always be blinded by their own struggle which causes them to fail at seeing, and empathizing, with the African-American struggle.

Privilege came about to shift the mindset and get folx really thinking. Being able to identify with both parts of the world has given me the understanding that there is more similarities than differences if folx woke up and open their eyes. However, the first thing is to heal, and that’s the reason for Privilege.