*This block is curated by Donaldo Prescod who will also moderate the Q&A. Donaldo is the award winning filmmaker behind the short, Black People Are Dangerous.
Fear of a Black Planet is curated by award winning filmmaker, Donaldo Prescod, who will also moderate the Q&A.
There is rich territory beyond the rinse and repeat landscape of the Hollywood we have endured for more than a century. A Black Planet is on the rise and it captures a world in which artists of color have individual artistic dreams they want to achieve, roles they want to play, while fulfilling the social responsibility that plague their diaspora. These are stories of gentrification and displacement, growing up, discovering yourself on vacation, and love, LOVE, LOVE. There's also white zombies, swarming pigeons, and a man swimming through the air to Marvin Gaye’s trans-historic groove. The possibilities are endless, freeing, infinite.
Desert Storm, dir. Joshua Raymond Lee / Narrative / USA
Night Call, dir. Amanda Renee Knox / Narrative / USA
Other, dir. Xavier Burgin / Narrative / USA
Hair Wolf, dir. Mariama Diallo / Narrative / USA
Jitters, dir. Otoja Abi / Narrative / USA
Rooftop Refuge, dir. Andrew Leibman / Narrative / USA
Make Me Wanna Holler, dir. Erica Eng / Narrative / USA
Showcase runs approx. 75 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.