Black Woman Survivor of Police Brutality Receives Award Nominations as She Fights for Justice through Music and Film
Film producer and musician, Brittany Chrishawn, fights for justice and receives more award nominations after police broke her teeth for a crime she was not guilty of.
Atlanta Black Star mentions, "In 2019, months before her real-life drama, [Brittany Chrishawn] co-wrote, produced and appeared in a film about police brutality called 'Illville.' She's used her artistic expression as a way to cope. Now she's using it as a tool of empowerment to triumph over her wounds."
"Illville" had already received recognition from critically acclaimed festivals like the Flickers' Rhode Island International FF (2019) and the Festival International du Film Panafricain (2020) before Brittany Chrishawn's brutal attack by police. Since then, she received new nominations for not only "Illville", but another video she created to help her cope entitled "Question."
Brittany Chrishawn has nominations from The Taste Awards (2020) for "Illville", Mosaic World Film Festival (2021) for "Question, and Atlanta Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (2021) for "Question." She has also received an honorable mention for "Question" from Atlanta Urban Mediamakers.
"Question" is the music video to a song from "Illville's"
Further news on Brittany Chrishawn's work and updates on her story can be found on her website at: https://brittanychrishawn.com