A Love Song for Latasha Documentary coming On Netflix

A Love Song for Latasha
A Love Song for Latasha

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.

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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.

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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