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Fluid Frontiers
Fluid Frontiers
63 Ratings


Visually tracing the 19th-century Windsor-Detroit slave pass, with on-site readings of notable texts by many of Motor City’s most storied African-American poets, Fluid Frontiers captures the city not simply as a repository of memory but as a landscape of living history.

Our take

The last film in the “Diaspora Suite,” Fluid Frontiers places readings of radical texts from the Black Arts Movement, like those of Audre Lorde and Sonia Sanchez, in the middle of present-day Detroit. A vibrant portrait of a place and its people, tracing how ideas continue to live and breathe.