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Same Chance

A feature documentary examining systemic racism in the American school system. The film explores the reoccurring theme of poorly funded inner-city African American and LatinX schools receiving inferior educations while Caucasian schools receive exceptional educations. The film uncovers a racist system designed to limit the knowledge of certain minority groups to create future laborers for the minimum wage market.

  • Deidre Britter
  • Deidre Britter
  • Deidre Britter
  • Deidre Britter
    Key Cast
  • Edith Stephen
    Key Cast
  • Mayor Otis Johnson
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Catherine Meeks
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes 28 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital 4K
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Director Biography - Deidre Britter

Deidre Britter is a writer and filmmaker. She attended School of Visual Arts of Manhattan, NY and graduated with a BFA in Film. Deidre went on to receive a 2nd BFA in Computer Animation and Interactive Media at Fashion Institute of Technology. She will complete her Master’s in Dramatic Writing in Winter 2022. An African American single mother of two from the inner-city, Deidre Britter is no stranger to struggle. She’s aware of social injustice issues and is a strong advocate of change in the way marginalized groups are treated. Deidre has worked on feature documentary, Paradise Deranged, with Director Edith Stephen. She has also written I’m the Man, a feature comedy screenplay, Chaste, a play, and Night Mare, a TV pilot

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Director Statement

I AM a Writer, though I haven’t always known it. For years, I pursued various degrees, searching for where I belong, never quite fitting in, but always writing in my spare time. I’ve written proverbs, aphorisms, and inspirational sayings like, “Getting over someone comes effortlessly in TIME. Effortlessly doesn’t mean it's easy; it just means you don't control it.” And, “From an unseen origin, LOVE is implanted; simply because that person is capable of sharing it with another.” Though I received praise from people following my work, it didn’t occur to me that writing was my future.

I considered writing a hobby; not knowing it was art. So, when I started college, I studied everything but writing. Going in circles, searching for my niche. Then one day, while studying animation in Grad school, a writing teacher asked me the question, “Do you believe your TRIBE is animation?” TRIBE. That single word clicked something on in me and made everything clear. I answered assuredly with, “My tribe is writing.” From there, I started down the path of writing.

“A troubled life is a blessing and a curse. Yes, trouble is difficult, but difficulty births wisdom.” Writing is an outlet in which my heart and soul pours; arising from places that deeply affect me. Bursts of inspiration springs forth through hardships I’ve encountered and overcome. Struggles include single motherhood, living as a Black woman in America, and dealing with social anxiety. Out of all the hardships I’ve faced, social anxiety was the most challenging. I went from being outgoing to someone suddenly afraid to leave her home. Life was so unbearable that I cried every day. But I pushed through, graduated college, and earned two BFA’s. As time went on, my anxiety diminished and in the process, I became a deeper person within. This deepness shines through in my work, because my writing is shaped by my experiences.

“Stir up the nations by letting your voice be heard.” I write to let others know they’re not alone in their struggles. I believe people are connected by their shared experiences. In many ways, we’re all the same; linked by similar life events and hardships. But because no one likes to talk about or admit that they have problems, many feel they’re ALONE in their situation. This is why I write; to uplift myself and others.