THE SERIES



SOUR MILK is an Atlanta auteur's movie mixtape featuring 16 different directors working in 16 different genres. Each short delves into the issues unique to the African American community which resulted from the brutal history of slavery in the United States. SEPARATE BUT NEVER FREE. SEPARATE BUT NEVER EQUAL. JOIN US FOR THE REVOLUTION.





THE ROOTS



Although many of the stories featured in the Sour Milk anthology are fictional, the series has its roots in hard reality. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is a little known, but widely spread result of perpetual generational trauma within African American communities which was first coined by Dr. Joy DeGruy in her book "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing." Sour Milk was created to start a conversation, to peel back the blinds and reveal the many ways the trauma of slavery and racism impact all people every day. Each episode explores a different aspect of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) with the intent of sparking change, healing, and hope.


Dr. Joy DeGruy's work

"While African Americans managed to emerge from chattel slavery and the oppressive decades that followed with great strength and resiliency, they did not emerge unscathed. Slavery produced centuries of physical, psychological and spiritual injury.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can use the strengths we have gained to heal."

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Meet the founders

Institutional Guidance and Stewardship

Anthony R. Page

Executive Producer / Managing Producer

Jason C. Louder

Executive Producer / Series Visionary

Natalie Karp

Institutional Development

Winston A. Wilson

Institutional Development

Hakim Robinson

Institutional Development

Production

Chris Anthony Hamilton

Chair of the Production Department

Regina Nicole

Production Department

Darion D'Anjou

Production Development

Bonnie Pettiford

Chair of Casting

Marketing

Aretta Baldon

Chair of the Marketing Department

Kiara Banks

Vice Chair of the Marketing Department

Naz Pankey

Lead Copywriter

Maegan Coker

Lead Social Media Influencer

April Powell

Public Relations Manager

Kevin "Kunda" Williams

Web Management

Integration

Durrell Daniels

Chair of Outreach and Learning

Courtney Lockett

Project Management

Angel L. Henderson

Project Management

Ivory Shields

Host of the Sour Milk Auteurs Round-tables