A Love Song For Latasha Will be On Netflix From September 21
A Love Song For Latasha, Sophia Nahli Allison’s short film is set to debut on Netflix on September 21. The 20-minute short film will help to flesh out Netflix’s already solid library of short-form content, which has been an intriguing place lately thanks in large part to Homemade, a collection of shorts all made under lockdown conditions.
The life and the injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. As the Black community expressed its profound pain in the streets, Latasha’s friends and family privately mourned the loss of a vibrant child whose full story was never in the headlines.
Nearly three decades after the death of her, director Sophia Nahli Allison’s A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA removes Latasha from the context of her death and rebuilds an archive of a promising life lost. The Oral history and memories from Latasha’s best friend and cousin converge in a dreamlike portrait that shows the impact one brief but brilliant life can have. The story also revolves around the popular protest Black Lives Matters.
Shinese Harlins, Raigan Alex, Juanita Jennings, Zoe Flint, Marley Cortez, Londyn Sharp, Tybee O’Bard, Nnenna Brown are the cast of the documentary. She was shot in the head by a Korean grocery store owner in 1991 over a juice. She was only 15. When police arrived, they found the $2 in Latasha’s hand that she was going to use to pay for it. The owner was given five years of probation. Tupac said her name various times in his music