Through the pandemic and summer of protests a story has been bubbling in a small town outside of Philadelphia called Jenkintown.
Symbol of Solidarity is the new feature-length documentary film from first time filmmaker, Philadelphia native, and MTV producer, Esteban Serrano, and writer-producer, Eric Bhanudas Blackerby. The documentary explores how Brian "bbsketch" Bowens, a Philadelphia-based Black artist and sneakerhead in a predominately white suburb, uses his gifts to help a community find their voice.
“This mural project is important to Jenkintown Borough because the expression of solidarity and action as symbolized by the multicolored fist and the words of unity in the background speak to the hopes for our community. It is important that we work together to address racism, anti-semitism, classism, sexism, and genderism - all the "isms" - and to help folks understand how each of us collectively and as individuals can affect change in the systems that are keeping people down. As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said - ‘No one is free until all of us are free.’ ~ Borough Council President, Deborra Pancoe