Black Life: Darol Olu Kae
Black Life presents a specially woven visual mix from Los Angeles–based filmmaker Darol Olu Kae, screened in collaboration with Locally Grown TV. Kae’s artistic practice focuses on the reverberations of collective memory, time, and mythology through a critical and contemporary lens, blurring the line between poetics and everyday life. He has collaborated with filmmakers A. G. Rojas (Godchild) and Kahlil Joseph (BLKNWS). His latest short film, I ran from it and was still in it, poetically interweaves personal family memories with found footage to offer a complex portrait of familial loss and separation; it recently garnered the Golden Leopard prize at the Locarno Film Festival.