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The Inheritance wins Grand Prize at Cinema du Reel Paris

Ephraim Asili's EMPAC-produced film wins Paris film festivals top award
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The Inheritance, Ephraim Asili's EMPAC-commissioned and produced film won the Grand Prize at Paris film festival Cinema du Reel on March 20, 2021. 


For its cinematographic power, its historical relevance to the dark hours of the America of yesterday and today, History writ large with an axe and bombardment, against a backdrop of racial domination… This film is a cinematographic deflagration based on reconstitution, humour and the transmission of  sufferings… A film on the story of the vanquished who do not see themselves as victims but as full-fledged actors of the film and of History. A throb of energy to build tomorrow’s World.

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Main Image: Production still from The Inheritance, 2019. Courtesy the artist / EMPAC.