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Jurnee Smollett & We Grown Now Director Discuss Community and Children

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Writer/director Minhal Baig poetically addresses the loss of innocence in We Grown Now, an emotionally resonant coming-of-age story set in 1992 Chicago's impoverished and crime-ridden Cabrini-Green housing projects. The film follows a pair of Black boys, Malik (Blake Cameron James) and Eric (Gian Knight Ramirez), as they navigate a turbulent period for both of their families. Jurnee Smollett co-stars as Dolores, Malik's single mother, who seeks a better life for her children while trying to protect them from a hostile environment.