Date of Award
M.A. in Southern Studies
University of Mississippi
Black men from the hood souls get weary too. The Black Men I Know is a documentary that follows an uncle and nephew from a hood in Memphis, Tennessee that introduced and inducted them into a life of violence, incarceration, and hustle. It is an honest attempt to explore the depth of emotional suppression in black men because of grief, the manifestations of grief, and how these manifestations also affect the ones these black men love the most, their families. Through creative and experimental storytelling, I utilize their interviews as anchors as I respond thoughtfully throughout the documentary with spoken word, poetry, and music.
Love, Zaire, "The Black Men I Know" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1873.