“Best Documentary Director award” at 2022 Harlem IFF for “Ushiku”

Posted on May 30, 2022

Thomas received the Best Documentary Director award at the 2022 Harlem International Film Festival (NYC) for “Ushiku”.  In a statement released on social media, he wrote:
“First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge the courageousness of the film’s participants in speaking out.
As a director, I believe it is my role not to speak for those who have shared their stories, but to help carry those voices out into the world. I pray all who hear the voices of the film’s participants will see themselves in the other and be moved to demand just immigration policies and the elimination of discrimination.”