Since we have a week to fill until #BlackPanther I'll kick off an #AfrofuturismShortFilmFestival of black scifi, magical realism and horror. First up is PUMZI (2009) directed by @wanuri Kahiu of Kenya. I love this film!
(Use the hashtag to suggest faves.)
Before Daniel Kaluuya was W'Kabi in #BlackPanther or an Oscar-nominated actor for Get Out, he starred in this masterful and heartbreaking short film by @kibwetavares, JONAH (2013).
Before @SterlingKBrown made history with his acting awards or was N'Jobu in #BlackPanther he co-starred in this chilling web series pilot, The Abandon (2012), by @keithjosef
Before she took down the Confederate flag and became our real-life supershero, @BreeNewsome made this fantastic short #blackhorror film, WAKE (2010) - as a student project.
#AfrofuturismShortFilmFestival #BlackPanther
.@reghud (Reginald Hudlin) wrote influential #BlackPanther comics & brought us the animated TV series. He also directed THE SPACE TRADERS (1994) - Would Americans trade blacks to aliens for tech & wealth? (From Derrick Bell.) #AfrofuturismShortFilmFestival
The disturbing dystopian short film WHITE (2011) by @sayeedamoreno feels like it's coming the day after tomorrow. What would YOU sacrifice to save your family? Also, Merry Christmas: but it's 120 degrees.
Before he was in Marvel's Luke Cage, @FrankieFaison co-starred in DANGER WORD (2013), which I co-wrote with @StevenBarnes1. Coming-of-age horror introducing Saoirse Scott. Directed by @luchina Fisher. Ed. by @vamptestaments. #AfrofuturismShortFilmFestival
In the haunting #scifi short film RECORD/PLAY, a man suffering grief tries to heal the past with a mysterious recording and device. Directed by Jesse Atlas @AtlasJesse. #AfrofuturismShortFilmFestival

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Apr 23, 2018
This is life for black people under y'all's police state. Black men, women and children. Don't complain to me about "identity politics." It's called trying to live. Trying to raise our families. Trying to survive.
A year ago, my son & friends were as upset when they saw police handcuff a black teen at the park. "He wasn't doing anything." I wrote to our local police chief. To her credit, she called immediately to address it. But in the end, it was neighbors: "See something, say something."
So, yes, we need a drastic reimagining of policing practices in the U.S. The word "reform" doesn't even begin to cover it. But then we're still stuck with too many whites for whom black and brown skin alone is often cause for alarm. And the entitlement of calling police over B.S.
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Jan 7, 2018
7 Reasons Scholars Are Teaching GET OUT & Why You Should Too –
I teach a @UCLA class, "The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival & the Black Horror Aesthetic." The linchpin: @JordanPeele’s Get Out. Last quarter, he surprised my class.
@GetOutMovie #GetOut #BlackHorror #GetOutSyllabus
MASS INCARCERATION. Jordan Peele told my class: “When I had this image of Chris in this dark hole…I realized I was talking about the prison industrial system.” The system is “abducting black people and throwing them in holes.”
@GetOutMovie #GetOut #BlackHorror #GetOutSyllabus
WHITE SUPREMACY. Jordan Peele tweeted that Get Out is a “documentary” because it allegorically documents the history of white supremacy and its effects on blacks.
@GetOutMovie #GetOut #BlackHorror #GetOutSyllabus
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Oct 12, 2017
.@JordanPeele in today's #BlackHorror class at @UCLA on The Sunken Place: "I realized it was the prison industrial complex." So many lives.
"It's the entire system that keeps us down, external and internal." --@JordanPeele on The Sunken Place in today's #BlackHorror class.
Today we snuck @JordanPeele into a back row while I was screening a scene from Get Out in my #blackhorror class. Then he raised his hand.
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