Interview with Filmmaker Léwuga Benson (TIME TO LEAVE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

TIME TO LEAVE played to rave reviews at the April 2020 NEW YORK FEEDBACK Film Festival. The film was awarded BEST SOUND & MUSIC.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

I was motivated by my own personal experiences of being black in a country that is hostile, suspicious, and judgemental of me because of my skin color. I was also motivated by the many interactions that I have had with law enforcement; the way they tended to, first, harass me or jump to conclusions without bothering to asking questions or get to know my side of the story. Growing up I was never a bad kid. I went to school, did as I was told, and for the most part, stayed out of trouble. My Dad being a former police officer also had a lot to do with me being a good kid and staying out of…

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