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BIO: Diaspora

Comprised of 7 vignettes where individuals discuss moments in their life on what being black in America means to them, how it's impacted them. It captures the modern-day diversity within the Black community. It's a celebration of collective Blackness, pride, and resilience.

  • Emmanuel Afolabi
  • Emmanuel Afolabi
  • Della Orrey
    Music Composer
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    6 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Emmanuel Afolabi

Emmanuel Afolabi is a multidisciplinary filmmaker, with a degree in film production and based in Detroit.
Afolabi’s work explores our collective humanity and the topic of identity, giving his subjects and clients individuality and dignity through visual storytelling. His primary mission is to empower communities of color and use visual platforms as a means of amplifying an array of voices.
Emmanuel often take path in speaking engagements, workshops and editorial appearance for commercial brands. He is available for assignments both locally and abroad.

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Director Statement

This project is a self-exploration through conversations had with people with who I identify with. When I moved to America there’s an adjustment of identity, I question what it means to be black from Africa. The last bio we worked on was impromptu and we hoped to answer questions pertaining to life, career, and identity. This year’s project is more focused on the diaspora, asking specific questions pertaining to the origin and black perception in society.