New Film: Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
For all of our movie and film fans, there is a new project that we are not only excited to see, but we are also excited to tell you about!
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project, directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson and produced by Amilca Palmer, is a feature length documentary in which world renowned poet Nikki Giovanni will share poetry infused with humor, satire, and sharp social commentary, compelling audiences to laugh and cry, and ultimately challenged assumptions about race, gender, justice, hope, and more.
“Going to Mars opens in the present-day, as [Giovanni] walks on stage in a New York City theater to deliver more than just her poetry. One thousand theater goers come to hear her. Mostly they have come to listen to her personal stories of love, loss, and family. Over the course of the film we will travel through time, going back and forth from her speech to the historical events she experienced, and to current personal intimate moments — all told exclusively through her voice, both archival and current. We will experience Nikki’s musings on ancient history and travel with her on a slaveship through the Middle Passage. She will share and recount emotions associated with her grandmother’s pound cake then make astute connections between the Civil Rights Movement and today’s Black Lives Matter movement. We will travel to Mars from the vantage point of a 17th century slave voyage. All of this in ninety minutes while laughing, crying and questioning.”Going to Mars | Rada Film Group
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project is scheduled for completion in January 2019.