Distributor:  MediaStorm
Length:  79 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English / English subtitles
Grade level: 10-12, college, adults
Color/BW:  Color
Closed captioning available
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Fight Hate With Love

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Prison-survivor and activist Michael Ta’Bon leads a one-man movement in his community to help other young men avoid the revolving door of the prison system he’s been trapped in since he was a teen.

Fight Hate With Love

As a young man, Michael Ta'Bon's ex-con father taught him about drugs and crime, and those lessons landed him in prison for 15 years. During his incarceration, Michael promised himself that he would one day start a movement to prevent young black people from getting caught in the cycle of violence he found himself in. Seven years after being released from prison, now married with a pregnant wife and a young son, Michael is a dedicated public servant in his North Philadelphia neighborhood, but those years of incarceration have left him with invisible scars, and his fierce commitment to community work may ultimately cost him his family.

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Official Competition Camerimage Film Festival; Official Competition Cleveland Int'l Film Festival


Main credits

Ta'Bon, Michael (on-screen participant)
Ellis, Andrew Michael (film director)
Ellis, Andrew Michael (cinematographer)
McLaughlin, Tim (film producer)
McLaughlin, Tim (editor of moving image work)
Storm, Brian (film producer)
Khan, Samia (film producer)

Other credits

Director of photography, Andrew Michael Ellis; editor, Tim McLaughlin.

Distributor credits

Andrew Michael Ellis

Andrew Michael Ellis

A film by: MediaStorm
Featuring: Michael "OG Law" Ta'Bon
Director: Andrew Michael Ellis
Director of Photography: Andrew Michael Ellis
Editor: Tim McLaughlin
Producers: Tim McLaughlin, Brian Storm, Samia Khan
Graphics: Joe Fuller
Executive Producer: Brian Storm

Docuseek2 subjects

Addiction and Substance Abuse
African-American Studies
Race and Racism
Performance Artists
American (U.S.) Studies

Distributor subjects

African American Studies
Criminal Justice
drugs and addiction
performance artists
urban studies


Fight Hate With Love, OG L.A.W., Gwen Jackson, Philadelphia, Selma, KKK, prison, black lives matter, activism, juvenile detention center, PTSD, formerly incarcerated, drugs, MediaStorm, Andrew Michael Ellis; "Fight Hate With Love"; MediaStorm

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