Filmmakers Amitabh Joshi and Erik Spink spotlight Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a Grammy-nominated musician from New Orleans who defies the rules of jazz while challenging how music is taught in universities nationwide.
Filmmaker Ligaiya Romero explores the life and work of multidisciplinary, Brooklyn-based artist Maia Cruz Palileo, who examines themes of migration and home, inspired by her family’s immigration to the US from the Philippines.
Filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall introduces musician, poet, author, and activist Amyra León, who channels deeply personal experiences of pain and healing into raw, majestic performances that celebrate love, Blackness, and womanhood.
Filmmakers Sofian Khan and Joseph Patel showcase the music of Anik Khan, the Bangladeshi-born, Queens, NY-raised hip-hop artist whose music sketches the immigrant experience with rare poetic flair, incisive depth, and a whole masala of influences.
Filmmaker Ben-Alex Dupris explores how the reality and resistance of Native Americans inspires the work of Pawnee artist Bunky Echo-Hawk, igniting discussions about environmentalism, representation, and Indigenous rights.
Filmmaker Elissa Blount Moorhead presents award-winning artist Damon Davis, a St. Louis native whose work spans illustration, painting, printmaking, music, film, and public art and explores the African-American experience.