FACE KC discusses its plans for KC film over a little sweet comfort.
There’s nothing like sitting down with some smart, charismatic filmmakers with an artistic vision over scrumptious eats. Filmmakers Khalid Abdulqaadir and Corey McCartney of FACE KC invite me to Westport’s newest spot, Sweet Combforts to share the dream of using art and film to coax polar opposites together.
FACE KC is a non-profit film organization with a mission to do the seemingly impossible: bring opposing sides together through creativity. A feature film will showcase all of the completed works of the participants. Phase I is “Disarmed,” a music video with a rapper and a police officer spitting rhymes, addressing the attitudes of those who are policed and those who do the policing.
Over tasty, Wingman KC wings, Khalid and Corey (who had their fill) explain the need for FACE KC.
“The Kansas City region is filled with talented makers who do incredible things, who have varying values and subscribe to a host of lifestyles. Where FACE KC meets them is their artistic habits.” says Abdulqaadir.