Otherworldly Videos: The Alien Project + The Vacuum Is Too Loud


Here are two videos I watched from New York’s Channel 13’s Reel 13 film showcase and competition: Catron Booker’s The Alien Project: “Alien imaginings? Alien times?Alien futures? Alien lives matter. An Afro-Futurist vision of resistance.” Gus Péwé‘s The Vacuum Is Too Loud: “The story of a man who finds himself lost on Earth, determined to […]

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Modern Griots Reviews: Notes from #FunkGodJazzMedicine Conversations


Below are some notes from two of the three conversations from Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine: Conversation on Self-Determination: Black Radical Brooklyn: Past, Present, and Future *The history of Weeksville (James Weeks bought land in order to vote) and the four projects of Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine pointed out the intersections between race and […]

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Modern Griot Reviews: #FunkGodJazzMedicine at Weeksville


Our society often focuses more on representation and showing images of oppressed people as proof we have “progressed,” but the other side of true moving forward for people who live in oppressive societies is self-determination, something that often gets ignored for the more superficial representation only politics. Self-determination is the freedom and ability to control […]

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