5th Ward Series Information:
Created by Houston filmmaker Greg Carter and produced by Dominique Telson, “5th Ward” captures the gamut of problems plaguing inner city communities through the lives of several local residents and town officials. Starring Grammy Award-winning singer Mya Harrison (Chicago), the 6-episode first season centers on Mina, a widow who’s been struggling to care for her children since the death of her husband amid issues of local government corruption and prevalent gang violence. The Houston-based drama series debuted in March of last year, quickly rising to become the number one program on UMC throughout the span of its 6-week run and for several months afterward. “5th Ward” is a contemporary take on Carter’s first feature film that premiered in Austin, Tx at the 1998 SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival of the same name.