Miami Light Project and O Cinema present the Florida premiere of “Not My Enemy,” a feature film by Kehinde Ishangi & Tiffany Rhynard.
Part documentary, part dance film, Not My Enemy delves into how the Vietnam War impacted African American veterans and the universal need for mental health support for all veterans and their communities. Inspired by the choreographic work and life experiences of Kehinde Ishangi, the film weaves together Ishangi’s choreography with interviews from real-life veterans in addition to a fictional character, an elder veteran who experiences traumatic flashbacks from his time serving in the war.
Directed and produced by Kehinde Ishangi and Tiffany Rhynard
Choreography by Kehinde Ishangi
Original Music by Farai Malianga
Performances by Ayah and Azariah, Ahmad Ratliff-Brown, Larry Davis, Joseph McDonald, Ramone Raiford, Baba Segun, Aaron Smith, Josh White.
Collaboratively filmed with Ebone Amos, Garie A. Anderson Jr., Melissa Cobblah, Aaron Ellis, Francisco Graciano, Imranda Ward, Christa Williams.
Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.
Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.