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Shorts Block: Fear of a Black Planet

  • LightSpace Studios 130 Thames Street Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

*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.

Films Include:

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.

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Later Event: October 13
Don't Be Nice