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Aiyana Edwards is a Scout of Troop 147 and is scheduled to take her survival skills test during the next Troop meeting. Innocent, naive, and carefree, Aiyana approaches her test with nothing but confidence. However, Aiyana’s mother is fully aware of what Aiyana is about to experience during her test, and fears for the worst. Guided by Mr. Oakland, the Senior Patrol Leader, Aiyana takes her survival skills test in front of the entire Troop. Aiyana puts on a virtual reality headset and she is sent into a simulation, which is where she will complete her test. The objective: safely find her way back home from school. As she cautiously walks the city streets, Aiyana comes across a police officer and the real test begins. In this mix of science fiction and social commentary, Troop 147 depicts the pedagogical ways in which black parents across the decades have prepared their children for the inevitable racism that they will face, and the enormous burden of being black in America.
Dates of Production
April 9-16 (mostly weekend shooting)