Programmed by Amir George
Kinfolk Collective utilizes ethnomusicology, radical black ideologies, traditional African cosmologies and narrative forms to inform the structure and visual language of our cinema. The program includes a collection of short films and a performative lecture expounding on a New Black Cinematic Vernacular. As moving images become the dominant form of communication Kinfolk seeks to subvert traditional approaches to cinema in hopes of creating a new black cinematic language. The performative lecture combines improvisatory theater and pedagogy to deconstruct the films presented and ideas in relation to this emerging cinematic language.