Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized

S1 E7 | FULL EPISODE

Roxë15

From director Celia C. Peters comes the story of Roxë Jones, a high-strung prodigy who bets her future on technology. When a virus infects Roxë’s prized software and comes after her, saving her life’s work will also mean saving herself.

AIRED: August 27, 2021 | 0:12:51
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Roxe.

Roxe.

Roxe, Roxe, Roxe, Roxe, Roxe, Roxe, Roxe, Roxe.

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Come here, baby.

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Come on. You know it, baby.

Roxe, give me a drink.

Roxe, give me some water.

Give me some water.

Call the boss.

Call the boss. Tell him I want some water.

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Call the boss and tell him I want some water.

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Fucking bitch.

I fucking hate you and this place

and this whole fucking goddamn place.

[ Sighs ]

But you got a nice ass.

You got a nice ass.

And you know what? That's it.

Get the fuck out of my bar!

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[ In slow-motion ] You bitch.

[ Grunts ]

[ Sneezes ]

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Fuck you!

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Miss Roxe Jones, my partner in the mine expansion project.

Miss Jones' software provides the user

with a meaningful virtual learning experience.

My focus is to interface between the brain and the digital.

The possibilities here are endless.

[ Computer rings ]

Dr. Robinson.

Roxe, Expansion called.

They want the software on the 23rd now.

[ Laughs ]

This is not a joke. Yes, it is.

That's not even a week, Elliot.

What happened? Who cares at this point?

I cannot finish properly in a few days.

No shitting way.

Everything is riding on this.

You want to sling drinks for another 10 years?

Fine. But I need this done now.

You owe me.

Roxe.

I'm sending over the last batch of data.

We'll speak soon, yeah?

We need to make this happen.

Please, Roxe. Yeah.

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Hello, I'm Ambrose.

You've entered Mind Expansion Level One Program,

Grammar Module, English version.

How are you?

I'm fine, Ambrose. You?

Wonderful.

This program is -- is -- is property of -- of -- of

Expansion Corporation.

Program creator -- creator, Roxanne P. Jones.

If you experience discomfort at any time,

look for red knobs -- red knobs around the room

and press one to leave the program immediately.

Ready to get started? Yep.

Wonderful.

This program will teach you basic grammar.

I walk to the table.

The subject of the sentence is "I."

The subject is a noun.

A noun is a person, place, or thing.

I am a person.

The table is a thing.

[ Growling ]

[ Sneezes ]

What the shit?

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[ Sneezes ]

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[ Mutters indistinctly ]

[ Keyboard clacking ]

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The table is a person. I am a thing.

[ Gasps ]

[ Choking ]

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Veronica: Hi. You've reached tech support software.

I'm Veronica, your auto tech.

Please beam me in.

Billing to account Roxe15 has begun.

It seems your unit has a virus.

Do you know the virus prototype?

No, but something freaky is --

Please hold on while I check that for you.

The virus prototype,

your [Static]

does not register.

Please be aware that federal regulations forbid --

forbid -- forbid -- forbid

introducing viral material into tech support.

What are you talking about? I didn't do anything.

I'm sorry. I can't help you today.

Forbid -- forbid -- forbid --

[ Speaks indistinctly, distorted ]

No, wait, wait.

Hello?

Shit.

[ Computer ringing ]

We don't have a lot of time here.

What's the status? [ Sneezes ]

Um, there's a...

There's a what?

What?

What?

Holy Shiva.

Please tell me the software's copacetic.

Yeah? I'm -- I'm almost done.

[ Chuckles ]

I knew.

I knew I could count on you.

Ambrose, get up. Get up.

[ Growling ]

[ Beeping ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Choking ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

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[ Gags ]

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[ Coughs ]

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[ Knock on door ]

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[ Knocking continues ]

Ambrose?

[ Sneezes ]

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Thank fuck, Ambrose.

Gonna rename you Lazarus.

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[ Choking ]

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[ Knock on door ]

Woman: Roxe?

[ Knocking continues ]

Roxe?

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