From Our Soundbooth | February 25, 2016

This week on the Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, as part of our podcast series covering The Citizen Jane Film Festival, we interview Efi da Silva, producer of Four Way Stop. The Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates independent film by independent women and takes place in Columbia, Missouri every fall. You can find out more information here.

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Efi da Silva was born to Angolan refugee parents in Namibia. After spending her first few years in a Botswanan refugee camp, her family was granted permission to move to St. Louis. As Efi grew older, she witnessed misunderstandings that stemmed from the ignorance of different cultures and knew that she wanted to shed light on their reality. Soon after graduating, Efi began producing her first feature film, Four Way Stop , a slice of the St. Louis inner-city life she witnessed while growing up. Four Way Stop follows a 17-year-old inner-city African American who desperately tries to improve his life, but lacks essential support from his family. Four Way Stop was filmed in St. Louis by the St. Louis film community. The film is currently a feature at many festivals including the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Visit the film’s website or their Facebook page for more information.

Don’t forget about our annual spring Audio Contest, with winners in the categories of fiction, prose, audio documentary, and humor each receiving an award of $1,000.