Life's Poison

Life's Poison

At 18, Eliyah Howard thinks he knows what it means to be a real man. He learned nearly everything from his abusive father. But family, love, and tragedy test the lessons he inherited. Is it too late for Eliyah to re-define what being a man really is?
About the Filmmaker

Life's Poison was written by Angileece Williams, a high school sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio, in response to the Scenarios USA REAL DEAL curriculum. The curriculum asked students to answer the question, "What's the REAL DEAL about Masculinity?" as part of a national writing contest. The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee.  For more information, visit Scenarios USA.

Presented by NBPC

National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) is dedicated to developing black digital authorship and distributing unique stories of the black experience in the new media age. Since 1991 NBPC has invested more than $7 million dollars in iconic documentary productions for public television; trained, mentored and supported a diverse array of producers who create content about contemporary black experiences; and emerged as a leader in the evolving next-media landscape.

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