Ketchup and Blood (Drama)

Ketchup and Blood (Drama)

Ketchup and Blood is a dramatic film about black youth who face down a white mob to sit at a segregated lunch counter. The film tells the story of four black college freshman who walk into a Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963. Their mission is to defy the sign proclaiming, "Whites Only" through non-violent tactics. They are prepared for the worst, but even they are surprised by the brutality of the white community's defense of the racist status quo. The film uses striking visuals and 35mm film to capture the immense struggle of four brave teenagers. 

Rick Urban's original score for the film uses glass ketchup and coke bottles to provide a rhythmic pulse for the electronic sounds that accompany the dramatic images on screen.