Urban Movie Channel’s ‘5th Ward’ is an episodic series that captures the gamut of problems that plague inner city communities in an enlightening entertaining, and fast paced way. Fifth Ward is a historic black neighborhood located in Houston, Texas. Similar to Brooklyn in New York City or Compton in Los Angeles, Fifth Ward is a neighborhood in the midst of a dramatic cultural change.
The series follows an argument at the local convenience store leaves a young girl dead. The residents are furious, especially when the police force doesn’t make any arrests and all charges are dropped. Long time 5th Ward resident, Mina has been struggling to make ends meet – especially since the death of her husband two years ago. Now a single mother of two sons, Mina fears for her own children after this event and must battle with the idea of remaining on the straight and narrow and the reality of what difficult decisions her circumstances require her to make.
Created and directed by Houston filmmaker Greg Carter, ‘5th Ward’ episodes will tackle today’s relevant social, economic and political issues through the eyes of three generations of the Kennedys, an extended black family living in the neighborhood since the 1950′s. With a cast that includes Brittany “Just Brittany” Bullock, Carl Anthony Payne, Chris O’Neal, Christopher Jefferson, Corr Kendricks, Gary Sturgis, Lew Temple, Mya Harrison, and Thomas Miles season 1 premieres March 2, 2018 on the Urban Movie Channel.
Source: https://umc.tv/film/fifth-ward/, YouTube,