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Lifewriting Podcast - Exec Producer #HorrorNoire: A History of Black Horror. Twilight Zone. UCLA Lecturer. Vanity Fair. Author: American Book Award #BLM She/Her
Apr 23, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
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."
Feb 9, 2018 8 tweets 13 min read
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). vimeo.com/58646255
Jan 7, 2018 15 tweets 21 min read
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
Oct 12, 2017 8 tweets 5 min read
.@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.