Lota Chukwu releases Short Film on Domestic & Emotional Violence “I Am (Now/Not) My Mother”
Lota Chukwu and Zebra Stripes Networks have made it a monthly duty to release one short.
This month’s short is titled “I Am (Now/Not) My Mother,” and it sees Lota Chukwu and Wole Ojo tell a hard story about domestic and emotional violence.
Directed by Lota Chukwu, it also features child actor Diana Egwuatu.
“I Am (Now/Not) My Mother” follows the life of a woman with scars from the past struggles, living with a husband who reminds her of her father in the worst possible ways.
Watch the film:
Academic writer and Navy SEAL Paul Shemella presents his new thriller titled “Jungle Rules”
At the upcoming 2020 LA Times Festival of Books, readers and fans will have the chance to meet and greet Paul in person.
Carmel, CA, USA – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, March 18, 2020
“A very well written and well plotted thriller. The author keeps the flow of the story moving well, and provides plausible action sequences.”
Paul Shemella, a Navy SEAL and a writer of academic books on terrorism maritime security, and African governance, finished his new book “Jungle Rules.” The protagonist Carl Malinowski endures an exhilarating story- that of a soldier whose life takes a deadly turn as foes (the government and his own conscience) launch their manhunt on him through the crevices of the forest.
The author explores a world of confusion for people living deceitful, false lives: “A passing car jolted him awake. Disoriented and wounded, he put the truck in gear and drove slowly to the underground garage. He waited there until he had gathered the strength to go upstairs to his lonely bedroom. To the old life he didn’t want. Having destroyed the life he wanted, he now tried to focus on what it would take to stay alive. It was probably too late already, but Carl had to do everything he could to prevent Harding’s captors from coming after him—and possibly Gabriele.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Paul Shemella’s astounding tale follows a desperate man’s resolve to achieve the impossible: save a hostage, save himself, and allow the dream of living an ordinary life at the side of the woman he loves come to reality.
Explore the excitingly thrilling and action-packed literature of Paul Shemella by supporting his book “Jungle Rules” as he presents it this Oct 3, 2020 – Oct 4, 2020 at the 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, or purchase a Kindle or paperback copy of it on Amazon.
About the Author
Paul Shemella is a career Navy SEAL and longtime lecturer on terrorism, civil-military relations, and maritime security. As a naval officer, he planned and executed Special Operations in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. As an academic, he designed and delivered seminars and workshops on civil-military responses to national security threats all over the world. He has published groundbreaking books on terrorism, maritime security, and African governance. Paul lives with his wife in Carmel Valley, California. Now in retirement, he is writing a trilogy of thriller novels.