It's not always music that point you in
the direction of the new Black imagination. In fact, there's a lot of
good Black indie film being made. As was the case a with last week's
screening of 6 Things I Never Told You, Creatively Speaking returns to the
Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Now in its 7th year, Creatively
Speaking is curated by Michelle Materre and is produced by Neyda Martinez and
explores the wide-ranging experiences of people of color from across the
Diaspora through an eclectic mix of narrative shorts, and new documentaries.
above is taken from the film RFK In The Land of Apartheid by Larry Shore and
Tami Gold, which documents Senator Robert F. Kennedy's trip to South African in
- A short film program Life Lessons, comprised of Brooklyn
filmmaker Eddy Duran’s The Lesson Plan, premiered at Cannes International
Film Fest Short Film Corner in May 2009, and grapples with the effects of the
slave trade on African Americans today.
- Two screenings exploring Caribbean
peoples’ cultural contributions to society — Play Mas by Michéle Stephenson
chronicling the Caribbean Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn, and The Other Side of
the Water by Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas — a look at the origins and
contemporary impact of Haitian RARA music in Brooklyn and beyond.