Starved for resources and investment, Richmond is a city inclusive of poverty, abandonment and systemic oppression. As a case study, Richmond was once declared the nation’s murder capital for its violence in the United States. Public housing has severely failed Richmond’s low- income residents and the murder rate in Richmond is steadily increasing.
LETS EAT offers a unique glimpse of how Richmond’s cultural nuances perpetuates the daily African American struggle. Dissected in on-screen drama, the film highlights an array of psychological ramifications associated with African Americans who reside in low socioeconomic areas, and how certain social relationships can further hinder or improve the conditions required to succeed. These culturally relevant underlying tones of poverty, criminality, jealousy, and heightened themes of sexuality are explored in this cinematic feature.
Kevo is every bit a maverick in the making, he believes regardless of economic dispositions, African Americans are a special group of people and we deserve the opportunity to express our visual arts in a meaningful and palatable way. LETS EAT, is a movie based off real events, people, and the psychology of a wounded community searching for a new identity. Kevo left a message of encouragement, “when you know your identity, you know your power”.