Rebirth is Necessary

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This film explores the magic and dynamism of Blackness in a realm where time and space are altered. The now, the past & the future are rethought and reordered to create something soulful and mind bendingly visceral. Unfolding through the gaze of Jenn Nkiru, it is an audio – visual feast which pulls on broad yet unique sound and visual references to push the story forward. The soundtrack features music and sounds from James Baldwin, Sun Ra, Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Rotary Connection, Pharaoh Sanders and Shafiq Husayn. It also includes quotes and moments from Alice Coltrane, Audre Lorde, Kwame Nkrumah, Sun Ra and James Baldwin.
00:10:31
Bill Anaya
United States
Documentary, Experimental, Short


Director Biography – Jenn Nkiru

Jenn Nkiru is a visionary artist and director from and based in
Peckham, London.
An MFA in Film graduate of Howard University, her first film EN
VOGUE shot by Bradford Young & Arthur Jafa screened
internationally to critical success.
Previous credits include a documentary series for Redbull and a campaign for photographer Rankin where he selected Nkiru as one of
20 of the “industry’s top directors and most creative talent”.
Additional credits include short films for the BFI, Conde nast, Channel 4 and the Tate.