Steven Laws aka Imperator presents Jean Powe Stevens Johnson Syndrome Survivor, which details the struggles of Jean Powe (aka Jean in the Front Row), a woman who gained a reputation for being front and center every week at the Good Life. Several years ago Jean was bitten by a spider and was rushed to the hospital with hives. An intern misdiagnosed her with singles and she was misprescribed a medication that she had an allergic reaction to. After spending three years in what can only be described as a living hell, Jean has recovered but remains bed-ridden and susceptible to further SJS breakouts at any time. Her 80 year old mother is her main caregiver, no one has stepped forward to take responsibility or give aid, and Jean is unable to pursue legal action due to the statue of limitations for malpractice suits. Throughout this ordeal, she has remained positive and is one of the most kind and thoughtful people I have spoken to through our mutual love of music.
When it comes to "true school" hip-hop, which was at the core of what the Good Life was all about, a recurring theme is the upliftment of your people, through positive action, education, and community. This documentary represents that to the fullest and Imperator intends to utilize it to help achieve goals beyond the documentary itself. As he detailed:
1. Spread awareness of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. (Please share on all of your social media sites.)
2. Change the statute of limitations on medical malpractice. (How can we achieve this?)
3. Help Jean Powe get into a fully functional handicapped equipped house. (Share with industry professionals, talk show host, politicians, famous people, etc.)
4. Educate before you medicate (Please do your research and ask questions before you pop that pill.)
5. Get a lawyer to help Jean Powe with her legal case. (Share with attorneys, judges, lawyers, etc.)
Questions from the director.
1. What emotions did you have while watching the documentary?
2. What's your overall opinion of the documentary?
3. Any suggestions?