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written by

Adetoro Makinde

Based on actual events in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a recon Marine veteran, John Keller, navigates haunted memories serving in Iraq while risking his life for the safety and rescue of over 200 people trapped in his building during one of the greatest natural disasters in American history.

"Wow. THE AMERICAN CAN is built on such a powerful core group of characters. John Keller is an extraordinarily sympathetic protagonist fighting internal wars on multiple fronts. The diverse cast offers a deep thematic look at a cross section of racism in the American South against an evocative backdrop in which people tend to show their true colors. Overall, the piece is highly cinematic, driven by a singular emotional core and a stylistic verisimilitude in its mixed media approach."



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