Brolly Arts in partnership with Black Storytellers of Utah, Black Social Change Utah Documentary participants, and, Marian Dora Howe-Taylor have been working on a multi-disciplinary project, Black Social Change Utah (BSCU): Preserving the Story, Changing The Future. BSCU came about in response to growing awareness, questions and experiences of racism in Utah. The project invites us to celebrate, listen to, view and learn from Black leaders, artists and social change agents in our community.
By creating awareness and developing a greater understanding of the Black experience in Utah we will expose the undercurrent of unacknowledged and silent racial inequality. The documentary BSCU integrates haunting and hopeful narratives, film, soulful spirituals, choreography, dance and theater to bring to life the forgotten and unknown stories that need to be heard in order for our community to reconcile and grow. The film guides viewers to open their hearts to what it feels like to maintain hope again and again in the face of unsolicited adversity. Themes of education, resilience, and faith propel the film unwrapping the key to a culture whose very foundation is built upon a forged resiliency and grace.