Join “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized” series curator Celia C. Peters for a live discussion of two films from the festival: “Tomb” and “Sight.” Presented as part of the “ALL ARTS Talks” series, the “Cinema of the Afrofuture” panel will feature Nick Attin (director of “Tomb”) and Janeen Talbott (director of “Sight”) to discuss their films, the realities of space travel and why representation in space travel matters, African traditions in modern life, Black futures and more. The talk will also include Ingrid LaFleur, a curator and contemporary Afrofuturist.
About “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized”:
Afrofuturism centers Black people as fully actualized without the constraints of racism and oppression. In this alternate reality, Black imagination and creativity get to make the rules. Inspired by African religions and culture from the continent and across the diaspora, Black futurist artists and thinkers reimagine worlds of freedom and liberation where Black people have true power and agency over their lives. “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized,” the new Afrofuturist film festival from ALL ARTS, presents the possibilities of Black futures through the imaginations of 10 filmmakers. All 10 films in the “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized” festival are available to stream for free nationwide on the ALL ARTS app and website. In the New York metro area, films also premiere the last Friday of each month through Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Eastern on the ALL ARTS TV channel.
About the films:
In the third feature film from Trinidad-born director Nick Attin, several nations around the world join together in 2025 for an expedition into the furthest regions of deep space. Commander Nelson Obatala must risk this mission to rescue his friend.
[Debuts on broadcast July 30 at 10 p.m. Eastern]
In a technologically advanced future where mankind relies on spirits for guidance, Naji Bloom’s tribe is in crisis. When she learns the culprit behind the panic is close to home, Naji must decide whether she will save her people. Directed by Janeen Talbott.
[Debuts on broadcast Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. Eastern]
About ALL ARTS Talks:
ALL ARTS Talks features live virtual conversations between arts and culture leaders and artists grappling with the current issues of our time, including racial injustice and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.