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Creatively Speaking Presents “Citizen in Pictures” Film Series July 22nd through August 19th

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“Changing the cultural narrative, one image at a time”


Join us at the virtual Citizen in Pictures Film Series

July 22nd – August 19th

Citizen in Pictures is a five part series of one hour programs, featuring six extraordinary films that visually speak to the themes presented in Ms. Rankine’s book. Each virtual program will begin with Ms. Rankine herself, reading from her work, followed by the scheduled film screening and ending with a hosted talk back about the film. Get your tickets here!


Citizen Line-up

Tune in every Wednesday at 6:30 for a new film along with a passage read by Claudia Rankine from her book Citizen.

July 22nd: Black America Again, by Bradford Young

This short film is the music video for Common’s studio album by the same name, “Black America Again.” This video shares several of the most powerful messages portrayed in Citizen.


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July 29th: For Paradise, by Elizabeth Webb

For Paradise is a hybrid documentary that traces the construction of racial identities within a family where members operate on both sides of the “color line.”


August 5th: Black Panther a.k.a. Off the Pig, produced and distributed by Third World Newsreel

A compelling document of the Black Panther Party leadership in 1967. A recitation of the party’s Ten-Point Platform by co-founder Bobby Seale is one of the highlights.




August 12th: Diasporadical Trilogia, by Blitz the Ambassador

This series of three short films reflects the musical and visual narrative unique to Blitz’s personal experience.


August 19th: Charcoal, by Francesca Andre and Auntie, by Lisa Harewood.

Charcoal captures the parallel stories of two black women and Auntie explores the occurrence in the Caribbean of a young girl being raised by her “Auntie.”



Have you listened to our new podcast?

Creatively Speaking has expanded into podcasting! Listen to our newest episode, “Politics and Protest in an Election Year,” where CS team members review films pertinent to the time we’re living in. Listen here!

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all the best,
The Creatively Speaking team

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