6 posts tagged race
The homie D’hana, who is well known as a DJ in the Boston area, has started an amazing thesis project. It’s a live, remixed, experimental documentary about how gender intersects with race. D’hana is interviewing other genderqueer and trans people of color about their lives. Peep the trailer above featuring Micah Domingo, and read more info below.
Contact D’hana at CHUBRUB@GMAIL.COM if you would like to be interviewed/featured in this dope project!
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Mariama Lockington, So Yung Kim and Mia Mingus talk about being queer adoptees of color. this video is part of a blog post and has a transcript available at leavingevidence.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/video-recognizing-each-other-adoptees-of-color/
It’s really great to hear this perspective.
A highly personal take on the challenges facing Black lesbians in South Africa today emerges through the life, work, friends and associates of ‘visual activist’ and internationally celebrated photographer, Zanele Muholi.
It’s so amazing to see the process, motivation and struggle behind Zanele’s work. Extremely moving and inspiring film..
(via @penzhorn / twitter)
WAITED FOR by @penzhorn is a feature-length documentary that interweaves three stories of South African lesbians who adopt across racial lines. Through their stories we see the progress that has been made in South Africa, but also the difficulties that families face when they challenge the traditional hierarchies of race and heterosexism that are still deeply entrenched in the South African psyche.
This reminds me a bit of “Off and Running”. However, the added history of apartheid and very specific guidelines of South Africa change the dynamic quite a bit. I am always interested to see when parents adopt children across racial lines, how they incorporate the cultural history and heritage of the child into their daily lives. Both films seem to run into the same “post racial” theme which I don’t think is really achievable in either society. Because in the end, it’s the acknowledgment of our differences that allows us to really see one another — imho.
I’d love to check this film out though - looks very interesting.
Kirya Traber presenting her poetry at bringing the noise for MLK in 2008.