The 2012 Academy Award nominated film for documentary short, The Barber of Birmingham, can be viewed on-line at PBS until September 9, 2012. I watched it today. I first learned of the film when I heard Michel Martin interviewing co-director Robyn Fryday on “Tell Me More” last week. The POV website for the film offersContinue reading “Worthwhile Viewing: The Barber of Birmingham”
I don’t know what I was doing in 2007 but I must have been wasting time because seeing this film, Chops, today put whatever those tasks were to SHAME. I highly recommend setting aside 1:26:55 for viewing Chops in its entirety and at least 30 minutes for running the film back so that you canContinue reading “Worthwhile Viewing: Chops”
On Thursday, I went to The Goat Farm, a visually sumptuous arts center in Atlanta, to take in the premier of my friend T. Lang’s latest work Mother/Mutha. I had the great privilege of seeing her dance company working through some of the movements during an early rehearsal of the show and I was eagerContinue reading “Morrisonian Hope: T. Lang Dance Company Premiers Mother/Mutha”
Zina Saro-Wiwa’s short documentary film, Transitions, for The New York Times captures an interesting mood surrounding black women’s natural hairstyling practices in the contemporary U.S. The film is about six minutes long and you can view it by following this hyperlink and viewing the film on the Times’s site.
I wonder how teachers and ministers are responding to this moment. What are your children saying about how their history and social studies teachers are helping them to process these contemporary movements for social change? What are your friends saying about what their spiritual teachers and advisors are saying about it?