Apart from reminding Black people that they are uniquely beautiful, Paul Bikibili’s film, ‘Roots’ appreciates Black culture and excellence. Bikibili explores racial issues including the complexities of being Black in a land where his forefathers were slaves. For instance, Black men pretending to be cops surround a Black man while echoing thus demonstrating the systemic oppression of the minorities. The scene showcases racism in this current age and the outgrowing voices of Blacks who are standing against it. In another scene, Bikibili says that his ancestral land, which is Africa, is beckoning him back. He is sure his ancestral lands would embrace his identity.
Additionally, Bikibili demonstrates that racial microaggressions still linger in America to this date. Nonetheless, Black people are powerful and strong in contrast to being inferior as the White supremacists imply. Furthermore, the actor narrates the Black Lives Matter march for justice for Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor. Sandra Bland was found hanging in a Texas jail in 2015 after the police charged her for failure to signal. Moreover, in March 2020, Louisville police officers shot and killed Breonna Taylor during a botched raid on her apartment. Strangely, both of them were bold, loud and assertive against systemic racism in American systems.
Paul Bikibili is a Cameroonian Hollywood actor, producer, director and writer. He is a 2015 graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy College with an award of Bachelor in Fine Arts. Indeed, Bikibili is equipped with an array of skill sets such as creativity and the experience to direct motion pictures. Certainly, he is authentically creative.
The movie ‘Roots’ is Paul’s second project under his film production company, Bana Productions. Furthermore, apart from ‘Roots’, we have identified other television films which he has been a cast: The Hill; a 2015 television series, City of Tales; a 2018 production and My First Selfie; a 2019 production.
Bikibili is currently working on a web series project called ‘Friends of Summer’ which will be filmed later this year. He is writing the web series with three other writers and they are in the early stages at the workroom. Bikibili is a great film producer in charge of making, leading, and developing movie productions.