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TNEG and Lalibela: Collective Sovereignty

Elissa Blount Moorhead, Terence Nance, and Bradford Young in person

Among Black Atlantic Cinemas

  • Sunday, June 12, 2022
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • West Building Lecture Hall
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required.

The city of Baltimore is home to a thriving community of media artists dedicated to the stories and experiences of Black creatives. Artists Elissa Blount Moorhead, Malik Hassan Sayeed, and Arthur Jafa (whose work Ex-Slave Gordon is part of the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories) cofounded TNEG, “a motion picture studio whose goal is to create a Black cinema as culturally, socially, and economically central to the 21st century as was Black music to the 20th century.”

Cinematographer Bradford Young (Selma; Solo: A Star Wars Story) and director/executive producer Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty; Master) join Moorhead to discuss their collaborations and the future of Lalibela, a Baltimore-based production hub currently in development. Screening of three shorts, all filmed in Baltimore, and discussion: Back and Song (2020); As Told to G/D Thyself (2019); and Black America Again (2016).