Boiling Pot

Synopsis: BOILING POT is based on a true story about a modern collegiate student body rocked when a noose is found hanging from a tree on campus. Racial tensions grow between various student groups and culminate in violence, leaving everyone to wonder if there is anyone left who is truly innocent.
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Director(s): Omar Ashmawey
Production: Indican Pictures
95 min

...the body was bruised and beaten

...autopsy performed revealed

...crimes on university campuses

...police questioning possible


...four white males

It is 2008 and we still have

black people hanging from trees.

It doesn't serve me.


My memory. I don't know what

was real and what I think I saw.

I'm not sure that there's a difference.

You weren't there.

You didn't see what I saw.

You're basing your

information off emotions.

Even if I am.

He got there after it happened.

I don't think you're

understanding the situation.

As insensitive as it may sound,

it's not my problem.

Look. I just need more time.

More time? You realize what that

tells me?

Did you see what happened out

there? I just need a minute!

So take a minute.

It's just hard to believe

it all comes down to skin color.

I mean, we're an educated


It's 2008 for Christ's sake. It

just doesn't make any sense.

It's politics Garret.

Why the hell would it make any sense?


it's not all that complicated either.

Your mother's complicated.

You fill out my absentee ballot?


Congratulations on your first vote!


Are you blind?


You on your bike?

Yeah, I was heading to the dorm.


answer calls while you're biking!

Yo Pop I gotta call you back.


Wow. What's going on?

My God.

This historic event will be the first

to join three different

universities assemblies.

It will be held on the first

Tuesday of October.

Many volunteers are still


If you are interested in


please email Sean Seals or Rose


Any other ideas?

We could hold an awareness event?

News flash! You know...

students are aware that black

people exist, so thanks Britney.

Alright. Anyone else?

Okay. Thank you guys so much for


I will keep you guys posted on

my meeting with the dean.

We're doing this guys!

It's exciting.


Y'all gotta come see this.

My God.

Okay, so what are we gonna do?

I have a meeting with dean


Marison's never done sh*t

for us.

So why are you knocking on that

door again?

What do you think we should do?

What do you think we should do?

I wanna do something different!

Like what Trey?

Like go to the Cracka house

and kick some ass!

What's a cracka house?

And who says they have anything

to do with this anyway?

You don't think any of those


Not necessarily.

Bullshit Rose!

Mind your business Kevin.


Do you even know what this is about?

I got this okay?

Lemme just, lemme take care of it.


Dammit man will you just make the call?

You wanna see my cards?

Here. Here are my cards. See it?

Afternoon gentlemen!

Woah. Okay. Hello.

What's up?


we're not rushing till next week...

so you can come back then.

No, I'm not here to join

your little boy scouts club.

Right. So why are you


I'm here because I was

walking to class today,

and I saw a noose hanging from a

tree on my campus.

I'm sorry, it's a little too


I was just wondering if you guys

had heard anything about that.

Yo any of you guys hear about a

rope hanging from a tree?

Alexander you hear about this?

Sorry man. Wish I

could help.

You think you're safe here with

your little Backstreet Boys?

You will always have to answer

to somebody. B*tch.

Aw sh*t!

Take it easy guys.

A bit more slack.

A little bit more.

Hazem, you're playing with

your phone again!

I'm not playing with anything!

You have my life in your

hands. More slack.

A bit more slack. More.

Sorry about that pumpkin. It's

my phone, you know?

I'm going to kill you!

Who's going to give you

more slack?

Just put me down.


Why are you so stubborn?

Stop forcing me to do something.

I'm just suggesting.

Okay fine, so suggest.

Anything but the blue button


You don't think I look nice?

I think you look nice

But I want my parents to think

you look nice.

And why would I care what your

parents think?

Because they're your future


My future what?

You're going to meet my parents

and you're going to wear the

blue button down.

I'll wear this shirt. How about


You don't like this shirt. Are

you serious?

Do you know what kind of

material this is?

This is husband material.

Hey Bobby! Tonight!


Not tomorrow! Tonight. Just

later. Okay?

Don't talk politics okay?

Especially not with my dad.

You think I'm going to

insult him or something?

Let's see how do I say this?

You're not exactly the best at

being politically correct.

Well, we're not all poli-sci

majors are we?

That's right. Dean's list baby.

Yeah dean's list.

Which reminds me, I'm taking you

next week to go register.

Yeah, about that. No. I'm not

gonna vote, okay?

We're just gonna register.

I'm not gonna vote unless I get

the free ice cream.

Okay. Convince


Okay. It is said that a weakened

sense of responsibility...

does not actually weaken the

fact of responsibility.


Are you seriously not voting?

Look I just don't wanna watch

two rich guys debate

and then jump on a bandwagon.

Smart people don't do that.

Great. So when all the smart

people think like you...

who does that leave to vote?


I can't vote for all of us.

Aw sure you can.

Okay, you keep this in your

fridge to keep your food fresh.

It makes things rise when you bake.

Baking soda.

Um, pure sodium bi-carbonate. Na H CO3.


Okay, this is an easy one.

You use it to sweeten your

drinks. You put it in tea.

Honey. But that's not a

compound. So...

Honey? How old are you?

That's what I put in my tea.

Alright what does everyone else

in the world use?

How you get so fly.

Jesus. Sugar.

C12 H22 O11

You got it.

Nice. Honey? Good Lord man!

Sorry that's mine.

Yo what is this?

Are you competing for that?

I'm not competing. I'm gonna

get it.

That's awesome. That's a ton of


And if you win, you can always

use it to...

Dude! Thirty thousand dollars?

Please help yourself to the

middle of my sentence!

Well you know my dad's been

looking for a job...

for a couple of months and I

thought, you know,

this might help him out a bit.

So, you know we'll see.

Sir. It is declined.

I have other customers to help out.

I told you. If it don't

work, I can get you another one.

I can't accept any other payment


I'm going to have to ask you

to step aside.

Are you kidding me? I go to

school here.

Man, just hold on a second.

Woah, hey man get your hand out

of your pocket.

Hey! You heard the guy.

Let's keep it moving a little bit


I said why don't you take your

stolen credit cards...

and go to the fried chicken

place down the street, alright?

So what's up man, you got a

problem with me or what?

Hey, hey, let me take care of

this for you alright.

Look man I don't need this right now.

No it's fine. I got it.

What's your problem man?

Out of my way nig-nog okay?


You know what?

Alright alright!

Get out. All of you! You too.

Now! Get out.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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