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let me tell you what home looks like

 As cities gentrify, what tactics are black artists and communities using to fight back against displacement and the narrative that their neighborhoods are broken until “saved” by white gentrification? How do artists and activists reaffirm, reclaim, and rewrite the narrative of the city and make spaces that serve their own needs. These films and the panel discussion work to shift the perspective of gaze, make space for voices often unheard, and pay tribute to those who used to live in these spaces, and the resilience of those who carry on.

Tickets: $12


Curated by Melinda James and Susannah Smith with Ron Sundstrom

CM credits available

In this program

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Oklahoma is Black

Directed by Melinda James, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

‘Oklahoma is Black’ is a portrait of Black life on the Northeast side of Oklahoma City. It is a meditation on the resilience of a community, of its complexities and its nuances, and of its concern of what has passed and what’s to come.

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A Love Song For Latasha

Directed by Sophia Nahli Allison

This short hybrid documentary carefully excavates, conjures, and archives memories shared by Latasha’s best friend Ty and cousin Shinese to document a more nuanced narrative of Latasha Harlins beyond her trauma.

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Directed by Marie Alarcón

An experimental documentary about Bartram Village and Gardens, this contemplative collage of audio interviews and slow-motion video explores relationships between place and self, and the multifaceted narratives of home, joy, and struggle.

Two people dance in a courtyard


Directed by Faren Humes

Alex and Milagros deal with great life upheaval as they prepare to dance at their community’s redevelopment groundbreaking…

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