TALKS

Activism: With the director of Whose Streets?

Sabaah Folayan is a filmmaker, artist, storyteller and activist. In 2017, Folayan’s debut documentary, ‘Whose Streets?’, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Shot in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, ‘Whose Streets?’ follows the activists and residents of Ferguson after the cold blooded murder of 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown, by a white police officer. This film chronicles the community in Ferguson as they rallied together, protested, and demanded justice for the crime that took place on their streets. Ubuntu Talks had the honor of speaking with Folayan in Montreal, in 2017. In this video, the filmmaker discusses community engagement, activism, strength and importantly, self-care. To find out more about Whose Streets?, click here: http://www.whosestreets.com

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Black Love: Jodie-Ann & Rachel (Part 1)

All Black love is real, and all Black Love is beautiful. It is important that we create spaces where we are able to love ourselves freely and unapologetically. All encompassing, this love is not only intimate, but also includes the love that we share with our families, friends, and communities.

Black Love: Jodie-Ann & Rachel (Part 2)

All Black love is real, and all Black Love is beautiful. It is important that we create spaces where we are able to love ourselves freely and unapologetically. All encompassing, this love is not only intimate, but also includes the love that we share with our families, friends, and communities.

CROWNING (short)

CROWNING explores the symbolism and histories that are delicately tied into the folds of head wraps. This project recognizes these cloths as emblems that have been present on the heads of black people throughout history.  Ubuntu Talks recognizes head wraps as beautiful and…

CROWNING (DAY 12)

As part of CROWNING, Ubuntu Talks’ latest project, I am wearing a Head wrap every day of this month. My aim is to explore my personal relationship with head wraps, and how that relationship speaks to my body, immediate environment and time. So far I have been wearing a Head wrap for 12 days…

CROWNING

During the month of February, also Black History Month in North America, Ubuntu Talks aims to explore, honor and celebrate the head-wrap. The approach taken for this project will be multi-layered. Some aspects will be individual, while others will engage a larger community…

SKIN DEEP (PART 1)

The practice of permanently marking the skin is one that has been around for centuries in many cultures around the world. However, many of these cultures are not represented or shown in the contemporary tattoo industry. Jalen and Aisha are black tattoo artists who…