Theo's Trade

A Timely Short Film

THEO'S TRADE is a drama about a disheartened news reporter who escapes Chicago, Illinois' racial-fueled conflicts by performing historical re-enactments at a small-town museum in Charleston, South Carolina. When an ambitious former colleague tempts him to return to broadcasting, he's compelled to consider his (and the media's) responsibility to his culture and community. This short film ponders the media’s social accountability through the vulnerable and pensive lens of a young African-American.