where will i be buried*? film screening
3:15 pm EST
- Zoom link will be sent upon registration
Muttererde by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor & There’s Just Something About Death That Makes Us Dance: the revival by Rox Campbell
Followed by conversation with filmmaker Rox Campbell and curator Muse Dodd
single channel, color, sound, HD video TRT: 45:002017
“Muttererde calls for femme forms of ancestral history in the face of the often interrupted historical knowledge of the African diaspora in Europe and elsewhere. What are rituals, teachings and abilities passed on from our matriarchs? How do these inherited skills serve us or inhibit us today? The conversations with five black femmes on the knowledge and non-knowledge of their mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers and as far back as the knowledge carries them create a rich and powerful archive. They explore themes of motherhood, migration, cultural differences, beauty standards, queerness, kinship, death and rebirth. Their stories, although from five different countries, intertwine to weave a tapestry of herstory through the African diaspora. Through their testimonies the viewer discovers that ritual, memory and oral history can challenge the status quo.
Featuring the stories of Camalo Gaskin, Tobi Ayedadjou, Niv Acosta, Natalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and Fannie Sosa.”
- Text by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor
There’s Just Something About Death That Makes Us Dance: the revival
by Rox Campbell
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