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Enough is Enough

A film that echoes the battle cries of artists, exposing the injustices of the industry and igniting a powerful call for change
4/5

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Lex Lucas’s experimental music film is a powerful and socially charged exploration of the intersection between art, activism, and injustice. Partially dramatizing the protest song ‘Enough is Enough’ by SoSala, the film sheds light on the Justice For Jazz Artists Campaign – initiated by New York’s Musicians Union Chapter Local 802. The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of a significant issue: the mishandling of funds meant for musicians’ pension payments after the elimination of certain sales taxes at live jazz shows.

The film immerses viewers in the struggle faced by artists, vividly brought to life by the band and lead singer Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, along with Tim Schuebel’s compelling portrayal of a defiant club owner refusing to pay the band. Through the lens of music and drama, the film captures the essence of social justice, highlighting the challenges, betrayals, and resilience of musicians.

‘Enough is Enough’ doesn’t just stop at raising awareness; it evokes a visceral response, aided by an edgy, raw energy that permeates every frame. Lex Lucas skillfully combines storytelling with music, creating a compelling narrative that resonates deeply, making viewers reflect on the plight of artists and the urgent need for change. It’s a captivating and thought-provoking cinematic experience, offering a fresh perspective on the power of music in addressing social issues.

Brief Synopsis

A Nu Jazz-West African/World-Spoken Word music film based on the protest song ‘Enough is Enough’ from the album ‘Nu World Trashed’ by SoSaLa.
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Director(s): Lex Lucas
Writer(s): Lex Lucas
Cast: Baba Don Eaton, Caridad Rivera, Kamyar Arsani, Kaveh Haghtalab, Monday Salnave, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, Tim Schuebel
Producer(s): DooBeeDoo Biz, Lex Lucas Production
Director of Photography: Lex Lucas
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Runtime: 8 min

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Enough is Enough

A film that echoes the battle cries of artists, exposing the injustices of the industry and igniting a powerful call for change
4/5

Review

Lex Lucas’s experimental music film is a powerful and socially charged exploration of the intersection between art, activism, and injustice. Partially dramatizing the protest song ‘Enough is Enough’ by SoSala, the film sheds light on the Justice For Jazz Artists Campaign – initiated by New York’s Musicians Union Chapter Local 802. The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of a significant issue: the mishandling of funds meant for musicians’ pension payments after the elimination of certain sales taxes at live jazz shows.

The film immerses viewers in the struggle faced by artists, vividly brought to life by the band and lead singer Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, along with Tim Schuebel’s compelling portrayal of a defiant club owner refusing to pay the band. Through the lens of music and drama, the film captures the essence of social justice, highlighting the challenges, betrayals, and resilience of musicians.

‘Enough is Enough’ doesn’t just stop at raising awareness; it evokes a visceral response, aided by an edgy, raw energy that permeates every frame. Lex Lucas skillfully combines storytelling with music, creating a compelling narrative that resonates deeply, making viewers reflect on the plight of artists and the urgent need for change. It’s a captivating and thought-provoking cinematic experience, offering a fresh perspective on the power of music in addressing social issues.

Brief Synopsis

A Nu Jazz-West African/World-Spoken Word music film based on the protest song ‘Enough is Enough’ from the album ‘Nu World Trashed’ by SoSaLa.
Enough is Enough Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Lex Lucas
Writer(s): Lex Lucas
Cast: Baba Don Eaton, Caridad Rivera, Kamyar Arsani, Kaveh Haghtalab, Monday Salnave, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, Tim Schuebel
Producer(s): DooBeeDoo Biz, Lex Lucas Production
Director of Photography: Lex Lucas
Animation:

Specifications

Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 8 min

IMDb Page

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