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Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson

Nikki Giovanni, one of the most influential African-American voices of the century, is the focus of this profound biographical film that features her indelible contribution to the fight for social justice and equity. A poet, activist and, above all, a major inspiration for Black women past and present, Giovanni—with tears in her eyes and a smile on her face—gives a vibrant account of the highlights of her career and generously shares glimpses into her daily life. Skillfully directed by filmmakers Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster, this film places archival footage of past events alongside scenes from today. The result is a tribute to Giovanni as a force of nature who continues to evoke emotion and surprise with her disarming candor. (MAS)

Presented in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA)

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2023
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 102 MIN
  • Cinematography : Greg Harriot
  • Editing : Larry Jackman
  • Editing : Terra Long
  • Production : Joe Brewster
  • Production : Michèle Stephenson
  • Production : Tommy Oliver
  • Music : Chris Pattishall
  • Music : Samora Pinderhughes
  • Sound Design : Fred Helm
Filmography of Joe Brewster :

American Promise (2013)
The Fight For Civil Rights and Freedom (2019)
The Changing Same (2019)
Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games (2022)

Filmography of Michèle Stephenson :

American Promise (2013)
Stateless (2020)
Elena (2021)
Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games (2022)

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