Respek – Kamari Bright

2018 Jack Straw writer Kamari Bright spoke with curator Daemond Arrindell about her poetic film project “Respek” and the myth of a post-racial America, the visibility of black female writers, and the methodical nature of her work. “A lot of what I do focuses on understanding of yourself and of your surroundings. I think there are a lot of distractions and misinformation in our society. And, for me, it’s important to kind of strip those things away and to show the truth of the situation.”

Music by Amy Rubin and Dawn Clement, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.