It's about change... it's about time.
|If america is a melting pot, its public schools are white-hot cauldron of conflict. In detroit, with its potent mix of races and beliefs, two young men dare to cross the color line and form a friendship. Despite their friendship, no one is prepared when zack begins dating dee's beautiful cousin, nikki.|
"Absolutely superb! David Sheehan, KNBC-TV
Editor's NoteIn Detroit, Zack (Michael Rapaport), a white Jewish teen, is immersed in African. American culture. When he starts dating Nikki (N'Bushe Wright), the sister of his best friend, Dee (Deshonn Castle)--who is black--he has to face unexpected racial prejudice. Though Zack's womanizing dad (Ray Sharkey) is proud of him, trouble comes from both Nikki's mother as well as Nut (Ron Johnson), another black teen in the neighborhood who wants Nikki for himself. ZEBRAHEAD was produced by Oliver Stone and was the winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.
Cast & Crew
|Anthony Drazan - Director|
|Maryse Alberti - Director of Photography|
|Elizabeth King - Editor|
|Taj Mahal - Musical Score|
|Matthew Coppola, et al. - Producer|
|Naomi Shohan - Production Designer|
|Anthony Drazan - Writer|
Plot SummaryZach, a student at an inner city high school, takes a liking to the new girl in class -- who just happens to be his best friend's cousin. Her name is Nikki, and she's a black student from East New York starting over in Detroit. He, by contrast, is a Jew with a penchant for black culture -- especially rap music. Zach and Nikki's relationship polarizes their families and friends, revealing hidden, underlying prejudices.| Surprisingly, and sadly, internal beliefs as well as external forces rip the young lovers apart.