Nishat Kurwa on Friday, Jun. 29th
This week, filmmaker Angela Tucker launched the second season of her documentary web series, Black Folk Don’t. In it, Tucker travels to New Orleans, polling black folks in the Big Easy about a range of topics all derived from audience suggestions. Like the first season, this season’s conceits are a mix of light and serious, from camping to suicide.
In this podcast, Tucker discusses which conceits got the most consensus among her New York interviewees, and how she avoided injecting her own politics into the series — even when answers seemed to reinforce stereotypes about a unanimous “black experience.”
You can see the new season at http://BlackPublicMedia.org, and we’ll also be posting episodes here at Turnstyle.