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1 April 2021

All-out Attuck.

by Andrew MacGregor



Converse: “Breaking Down Barriers” - 45s

Converse and director Jared Malik Royal shed light on a key moment in basketball history here, with a tribute to the Crispus Attucks High School team from 1954-55. They were the first all-Black team to win Indiana's state championship, and Royal believes they can inspire more impressionable youngsters nearly sixty years later.

A neat montage of archive footage and newspaper clippings is juxtaposed with Royal and his cast flexing their creative muscles, whether it's through film, photography, or even opera. The latter is particularly stirring, and shows how the brand's attention has shifted beyond the basketball court without forgetting its roots.


Director's Agent: Moxie Pictures Ⓟ Ⓦ
Cinematographer: Rahim Fortune / Jomo Fray

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