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Video: state of America (a visual expression)

This visceral piece dedicated to John Singleton unfolds the journey of a black youth moving through the chaotic American landscape into his manhood. The film was crafted by Brandon Porter from footage Morgan Cooper shot of his nephew and close friends. Set to a poem written and performed by Royalty, with music by Nicholas Britell from Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, the film asks, “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for who?”

Running time: 3:05

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Morgan Cooper


2 comments on “Video: state of America (a visual expression)

  1. vengodalmare
    July 5, 2022

    Very intense

    Liked by 1 person

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