- Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Government dignitaries and notable entertainers will raise awareness about the human suffering and determination among Hurricane Irma and Maria victims in the Virgin Islands during the premiere of a new documentary “Dear Everyone, Sincerely, Virgin Island.” Presented by M’oonk Films Devoted Studios, the opening reception and viewing will take place on November 9 at U.S. Navy Memorial’s Burke Theater.
Representative Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI At Large) will join actors Leon Robinson (“The Five Heartbeats,” “Cool Runnings,” and “Above the Rim”), Morocco Omari (“Empire”), and the documentary’s executive producer Taroue Brooks to show their support for the film and the people who are rebuilding their lives following the Category 5 hurricanes.
“Recently, both Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on the Virgin Islands. This powerful documentary shows the full extent of the two hurricanes' impact on the Virgin Islands. In the days and months ahead, we must continue to work together to ensure that the individuals and families impacted by these devastating storms receive all the aid they need. This documentary will educate the world on those needs,” said Plaskett.
A preview of the documentary is available here: https://www.moonkfilmsde
- WHAT: Premiere of the Documentary “Dear Everyone, Sincerely, Virgin Island” and Q&A
- WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00PM
- WHO: Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (U.S. Virgin Islands); Members of the Congressional Black Caucus; Actors Leon Robinson and Morocco Omari; and Executive Producer Taroue Brooks
- WHERE: U.S. Navy Memorial, Burke Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
About M’oonk Films Devoted Studios
M’oonk Films Devoted, originally Nia Films Devoted–named after Nia Brielle Carswell – was founded in May 2015 by Trey Carswell and cofounded by Tosin Akintonwa. The independent film company is comprised of passionate filmmakers who strive to provide the voice and image of the storyteller to the highest standard of excellence through the production of featured films, independent films, short films, music videos, documentaries, interviews, and events.
M’oonk Films Devoted continually challenges the stereotypical notions of the current film production industry through the implementation of diversity in our production crew and films. The company aims to be an outlet for aspiring actors, writers, directors, and visionaries domestically and internationally. Over the span of a year, it has received honors and recognition from a plethora of organizations and companies. M’oonk Films Devoted seeks to continue its up and coming legacy by creating projects that range from social and ethical issues to kid friendly and amusing topics.