The #MannequinChallenge has become one of the most popular internet activities over the last few weeks.
While most of the videos were humorous in nature, the creators of the upcoming film Black In Blue took a more serious approach to the challenge.
The Black In Blue Instagram page uploaded a Black Lives Matter inspired #MannequinChallenge clip that brings attention to police brutality.
Audio from well-known police killings was edited into the video.
“We will continue to stand for justice and create change through our art,” reads part of the vid’s caption.
As of press time, the IG video has collected over 22,000 views and re-posted by celebrities such as Tyrese, Cedric The Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley.
Black In Blue filmmakers Kevalena Everett, Todd Anthony, and Fred Thomas Jr. have launched an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign to help raise funds for the project.
The description of the movie reads as follows:
Psychological stress weighs heavy on a black cop when the rookie’s loyalty is challenged by the badge he represents in a predominantly white precinct within a racially charged Black neighborhood he protects. The death of a childhood friend at the hand of a white cop pins the young officer against his pregnant wife, a legal advocate for victims of injustice; senior officers who stand by the ways of the old guard; and a defiant teenager who he is trying to save form being a casualty of the streets or a cops gun. We believe that the gripping story lines, high stakes and dynamic characters in “Black In Blue” will appeal to a wide audience.
To donate to the Black In Blue fundraising campaign visit here.
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#mannequinchallenge for "Black in Blue" The Movie, produced by (@blackinbluefilm_) team and friends. We will continue to Stand for justice and create change through our Art. To be apart of our movement go to www.blackinbluefilm.com #Blackinbluefilm #blacklivesmatter #artreflectsreality #alllivesmatter but let's first address why black lives don't matter right now. Directed by @Simoneshepherd Concept by @sixeight215 @kevalenaeverett @_toddanthony