SAY OUR NAMES
Say Our Names is an upcoming highly-anticipated documentary from producers Eric Martin and Juwan Chambers. The film will explore many of the social and psychological issues that affect people of color in general, and Black/African-Americans in particular, in the current United States climate.
The documentary discusses Black Culture issues, Black Lives Matter, Politics, Social Inequalities in America, Police Brutality, and Colorism. These issues are discussed through the eyes of students and professors of different races and ethnicities, genders, ages, and sexual orientations.
On November 10, 2016, the first official poster (above) was released on Chambers and Martin's various social media accounts.
Martin and Chambers titled the documentary after the famous hashtags #SayHerName, #SayHisName, and #SayOurNames that spawned from the BlackLivesMatter Movement.
The documentary was born in late 2015, early 2016 after Martin and Chambers partnered for their first short, One Night, and discussed what project they wanted to do next while at lunch in their school cafe. Seeing how they were both passionate about their culture, their people, and the BlackLivesMatter Movement, they decided to do an independent documentary. From there, the two brainstormed topics they wanted to touch and came up with questions.
Production began on the night of March 11, 2016, with two interviews, one being friend and colleague, Albert Christie, who serves as an associate producer on the film.
On January 10, 2017, the second poster (above) was released on the documentary's Facebook page and their various social media accounts.
Lasting a year, production had initially wrapped the spring of 2017 and Martin and Chambers were eyeing a June release. Unfortunately, due to the unforeseen issue of a damaged external hard drive erasing all recorded footage, production has resumed and the film's release has been postponed.
On Septemeber 18th, 2017, the first teaser poster for the reshoots was released. On September 25th, 2017, reshoots had officially begun. On August 31, the film was released on Youtube.