by: Marvin Roxas
Next Generation Art Ensemble performed a 15-minute piece of their Judged by 12 Carried by 6! Plantation Psychosis after being welcomed by Mayor Catherine Pugh and watching several black youth films regarding bullying and police brutality during the opening night of the International Black Film Festival at the Charles Theater (1711 N. Charles St.)
Mayor Catherine Pugh introduced the movies by mentioning her vision about having a school night next year so that more students would be able to attend the Festival. She also referred to the performers, filmmakers, and actors as some of the "most creative people in the universe."