Sometimes you have something to say. And sometimes it’s time to walk away and move on. But where do you go?
That is one way to describe the newest short film – and question – produced by 3 AM is the New Black and Reza Clifton called “I May Move.” The video features a short poem written by Clifton as well as photographs, drumming and an audio clip from a graduation program honoring adults and teens who completed a community-based Black Studies course on August 14, 2015 in Providence, RI. Clifton served as the graduation speaker, delivering an address she called “Getting the Revolutionary Word Heard.”
Click on the video above, or here, to view the film. Learn more about the class, talk and partners involved by visiting the links provided below.
To learn about, donate to, and read class materials from the DARE Black Studies Program
To read more #3amblack poetry from Reza Clifton
To read the full Washington Post article referenced in the talk
To see the “PVD Black Resistance Zine” produced by the first graduating class of the Fred Hampton Institute for Resistance
To read/follow #3amblack updates and other arts/culture updates
For access to Reza’s “Confessions of an AmbitiousBlackFeminist” blog
Producer/Director: Reza Clifton
Poetry/Graduation Address: Reza Clifton
Photography: Reza Clifton, Fred Hampton Institute for Resistance
Video: Reza Clifton
Music/Drumming: Sidy Maiga, Rachel Nguyen, Marco McWilliams
Additional Thank you’s to: Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE), Rheem Brooks, Marco McWilliams, Cherise Morris, Kabir Olawale Lambo, and Sophia Wright