The Village Voice, “New Black Voices Jolts the Big Screen with Black Life,” March 25, 2015

New Black Voices Jolts the Big Screen with Black Life
by Ernest Hardy, The Village Voice, March 25, 2015

“In the city, black people are producing modern forms of life,” says influential scholar and historian Saidiya Hartman in Arthur Jafa’s brilliant docu-poem Dreams Are Colder Than Death. “These emergent formations are only recognizable on their initial appearance as monstrous….There’s a history of black anarchism, an everyday practice of revolution against certain forms of property arrangement.”


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