For a second consecutive year, articule is pleased to collaborate with Black Radical Imagination by presenting the new iteration of their short film programme. Curators Erin Christovale (Los Angeles) and Amir George (Chicago) have selected four films that tackle issues present in lives within the Diaspora. Always addressing the boundaries and limitations that are historically given to people of colour in the realm of the cinematic, these shorts focus on aesthetics of afrofuturism and afrosurrealism through this context.
Artists: Adebukola Bodunrin, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Michele Pearson Clarke, Numa Perrier, Be Steadwell (US)
Curators: Black Radical Imagination (Erin Christovale, Amir George)
Amir George is a motion picture artist and film curator from Chicago. His video work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries across the US, Canada and Europe. In addition to founding The Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, Amir was founding programmer of Black Cinema House, a residential cinema space on Chicago’s south side. Amir currently teaches and produces media with youth through Chicagoland.
Erin Christovale is a curator based in Los Angeles focusing on film/video within the African Diaspora. She holds a B.A. from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and currently works at Film Independent. She also works with a collective of creative and heady thinkers called Native Thinghood promoting young, upcoming artists of colour.
Thank you to the Black Students' Network of McGill for their support as part of this screening.