Made over the course of seven years and shot on 16mm in Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, and the United States, this cycle of five short films by Ephraim Asili, the director of The Inheritance (NYFF58), collapses time and space to reveal the hidden resonances between the Black American experience and the greater African diaspora. Encompassing history, politics, music, dance, poetry, and ritual, The Diaspora Suite is by turns playful, moving, and radical in its construction of a one-of-a-kind vision of Pan-African identity. A Grasshopper Film release.
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Production stills from Fluid Frontiers by / copyright Oona Mosna, courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org.