Traversing through the catalog of Latin American films and seeing how far and how much the African Diaspora is represented. Family came here two generations ago throughtout the Caribbean (paternally) and Central America (maternal), mostly Panama and Costa Rica. Also in love with old (30s and 40s) and 80s French cinema du look. Love anime and genre movies. Love rock n’ roll, soul, blues, jazz, and hip hop. I’m also a big fan of the ponies. Odd Filly Pony Gang Love Them All. Below are a couple film, some short and some long, that I think are pretty great. I’ll limit it to 4 so I don’t mess up your browser.
“Anybody who thinks that innovation is the prime imperative for the creative person does not know anything about art or the history of art. Because that is the pursuit of novelty. Nothing could be more superficial…. Each new effective aesthetic statement alters the existing emotional scale. So it’s not simply a dialogue, it’s a colloquy.” — Albert Murray
“The Japanese do not like to talk about one “Asia.” It sounds like Japanese imperialism. Asia is not one, and it is good that it isn’t. There is neither a common religion nor is there a common political system, not even one common kind of rice. Thais would be very sad if they had to eat Japanese rice, and vice versa. The term “Asian” is a child of colonialism; born in Europe and adopted and abused by the Japanese, who abandoned it after the Second World War.In Europe people like to talk of Asian cuisine, Asian medicine, or of Asian philosophy, because they would like there to be some sort of unified Asian culture. If they didn’t, the existence of a European culture would be in doubt. In Asia, however, for a variety of reasons one is happy that there is no Asian culture. I can’t speak about an “Eastern world” either. The concept “Eastern” is very west European. This word is used to refer to the Near East, China and Japan, sometimes Russia, and quite often even middle European countries or the former GDR. This idea of the “East” has always been necessary to make the image of the “West” appear concrete. Research into Orientalism revealed this a long time ago. Anyone who assumes the Orient is a fiction must be aware of the fictional character of Europe.” – Tawada Yoko, Is Europe Western?