Marlon Riggs











Marlon Riggs’s film “Black Is Black Ain’t” (1995) brought us to tears last night. Then we had a 4 hour conversation about it.Riggs was a courageous and visionary activist who used film to transform the culture that denied his humanity as a gay Black man.He refused to be silent. He refused to feel ashamed. And Marlon Riggs refused to express anything but his full, complex self. While we just met him, his passion has deeply inspired us and affirmed the importance of knowing our roots.

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