The heartbreaking drama released last year, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, has been recognized for being relevant for 2020. The movie is about Tunde Johnson, a Black gay teen, who is killed by the LAPD and trapped in a horrible time loop where he has to relive the same day over and over again.
Ali LeRoi, Director, realized that it’s a difficult movie to watch. However, he said that the subject is important since Black death keeps playing out its own cruel time loop in the United States.
LeRoi claimed that unfortunately, nowadays, people aren’t surprised by the news of another Black person getting killed.
Ali LeRoi believes that the creation of Tunde Johnson was critical after the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and other Black people. According to a poll, 9 out of 10 Americans complain that police brutality and racism remain a serious problem.
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson isn’t just another drama to enjoy with popcorn. This movie makes people think about making changes and respecting each other – be it a Black gay teen or a non-binary person. People need to notice that what is happening is a cyclical problem and work to solve it now.