AMC Loews 34th St. – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 21st
CASUALTIES OF W.A.R. (WOMEN AND THE REGIME) By Yahya McClain
90 min | Documentary | USA | 2017
Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker
Casualties of W.A.R. (Women and the Regime) is a documentary about parental alienation and corruption in the family law courts across America! Through a series of intimate interviews and live coverage of different events, marches, protest, court proceedings, Presidential campaigns and more this film shows the full spectrum. With testimonies from the average hard working everyday individuals all the way up to some A list celebrities and athletes like the National Basketball Association 1995 1st round draft pick Joe Smith, as he talks about the years of alienation he’s suffered along with the hundreds of thousands of dollars he has been forced to shell out. We also hear from a former Olympian and one of the greatest professional boxers of all time, Roy Jones Jr., as we visited his home in Florida. There is no gender bias at all when it comes to corruption in family law. We also hear the voices and see the faces of some women that have been alienated from their children for years! Some parents have been unjustly jailed repeatedly. Some even doing prison time and one being arrested over 70 times and we hear from them as well. Although it’s the parents that divorce or break up and they do suffer as a result, it is the children that suffer the most. We interviewed some children and they had no problem sharing the nightmares they have had to endure. Some grew up to become lawyers, some are murders and some attempted or successfully committed suicide!
Yahya McClain, CEO of YES Filmworks Inc. has been involved in the entertainment world for more than 30 years. Yahya not only succeeded as a professional boxer, becoming a Two Time World Champion, but he also learned the management and promotional aspect of the entertainment business. In 1990, he founded Yahya Worldwide, a promotional company that promoted jazz concerts in Atlanta, Georgia and Las Vegas, Nevada. Artists such as Najee, Will Downing Jr, Jon B and Aaron Hall among many others. In between training and boxing Yahya co-wrote and co-produced The Soda Pop Dance Show, a teen dance show that aired weekly, live on cable TV in Las Vegas. In 1994 Yahya toured the East Coast promoting step showed at various HBCUs. In 1999 Yahya began training and advising Laila Ali. Securing endorsements with large company’s such as adidas, Ford, and Soft Sheen Carson to name a few. Yahya also spearheaded her entire boxing career. In January 2001 Absoloot Boxing created the boxing event Ali Frazier IV (The Daughters 30 Years Later). The Ali Frazier IV fight was the first time in history that a women’s bout was the main event on a Pay-Per-View show. The event was projected to sell only 30,000-40,000 buys, but well beyond expectations, the fight sold more than 100,000 buys. In 2002 Yahya opened Absoloot Boxing and Fitness Gym, home of the Absoloot Awareness Foundation (AAF). In 1995 he began acting, but has since developed a strong passion for bringing his thoughts from script to screen. He helped produce the feature film Heroes in 2009. In 2010, along with Shawty the comedian, Yahya created the reality show Comedy Camp. The Movie is Yahya’s directorial debut and is slated to appear in film festivals around the world.