Documentary by Nubian of Blac(k)ademic
Jess McCabe // 29 April 2008
I briefly posted about still black: a portrait of black transmen last week. But I feel compelled to post again, because I somehow missed that the film is directed by Kortney Ryan Ziegler, aka Nubian from the late, great blog Blac(k)ademic, along with fellow filmmaker Awilda Rodriguez Lora.
The Feminist 101 blog enlightened me, and it is no surprise that such an interesting project is the work of such an interesting blogger. You can go support Kortney and Awilda’s film here – they are trying to raise money, through donations and t-shirt sales.
Here’s the gist:
Directed by experimental filmmaker Kortney Ryan Ziegler, still black is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of six black transgender men living in the United States. Through the intimate stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers, and teachers, the film offers viewers a complex and multi-faceted image of race, sexuality and trans identity.
And here is a roughcut trailer: