A dream, a nightmare, a musical. Using footage captured over 10 years, this surreal cinematic experience unpacks the stormy inner world of one Congolese-American coming of age in the US.

A musical? Music Video? Short Film? Enough. has it all in fact. Heck, it’s also part documentary. But most of all, it conveys one hell of a message. Perhaps one we’ve heard in a countless number of ways over the last turbulent year. But it certainly won’t be heard enough until things change. Caleb Slain, who’s successful film portfolio also includes a surreal virtual reality collaboration with Eminem, “Marshall From Detroit,” brings the message and experience to a whole new level.

enough. is a 13-minute cinematic experience capturing a young man’s slow-motion loss of innocence through racial injustice in America. Using actual footage shot over ten years, the story mirrors a generation of Americans growing up in a time of social revolution.

“I felt inspired by the energy of the protests following the murder of George Floyd”

I wrote the song ‘Truce’ while I was a student at Prodigy Camp learning to discover my voice. Four years later, I felt inspired by the energy of the protests following the murder of George Floyd. That tragic event happened underneath the cloud of the pandemic and like many others I was confused, and I was hurt. I continued to create and the result was enough.

My passion for music has always been the positive influence it has on all different kinds of people. With the enough. film, the goal was to showcase vulnerability in a way that helps people in overcoming their difficulties in discussing racism.

Shot at the height of a pandemic, enough. was an extraordinary grassroots effort by Nzanga’s fellow young artists at the Prodigy Camp in a mission to amplify his voice when the country needs it most.

The film opens with Nathan watching footage of himself through the years, starting with ten years prior. Prodigy Camp founder Rick Stevenson had begun interviewing Nathan years before he attended the camp as part of the 5000 Days Project: a video journaling initiative helping participants capture who they are at specific moments along their journey growing up. From an optimistic, sunny boy to an introspective young man exposed to the struggles of life in America today, the films contrast his current disposition but also demonstrate his enduring optimism and hopes for a brighter future.

About Nathan Nzanga

Born and raised in Seattle, Nathan Nzanga is a first-generation Congolese-American storyteller with a whole lot of love to share. Recognizing the power in his pen, Nate speaks of a universal truth while taking his audience on an invigorating ride reflecting on his journey through life’s ups and downs. Sonically, Nathan wears all of his influences on his sleeves, blending hip-hop with elements of folk, R&B, soul, gospel, and musical theatre. Nathan wouldn’t classify himself as just a rapper, but a SoulPop Storyteller.

From his widely resonating track, “Truce,” produced by Nathan Yaccino (Soundgarden, Noah Gundersen) and Andrew Joselyn (Macklemore, Kesha) to his following hit, “Trixie,” produced by Royce David (Lil’ Mosey, Gunna), Nathan has developed a proven track record for creative success. Most recently, Nathan has collaborated with Prodigy Camp for the Oscar Qualifying cinematic musical film enough. The film marries Nathan’s heart-gripping lyrics with powerful visuals as he searches for understanding in a world in need of love.