Intersections (2012-2013)

Intersections explores issues of racism and homophobia through a surreal narrative film structured through vignettes where the roles are played by people from the community. With performative actions and metaphorical language/imagery the film interconnects both the civil rights movement and current queer issues through the writings and speeches of the lost prophet, Bayard Rustin. Some of the topics include the history of segregation, the Woolworth Sit-Ins , the Jim Crow laws, The Greensboro Four, the recently passed Amendment 1, and the newly repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law. This project is the result of a residency by Emilio Rojas and local musician Jeremy Harris at Elsewhere Museum, in Greensboro, North Carolina that attempted to collectively generate a creative space for reflecting on these vital issues. Each vignette was developed in collaboration with participants, who shared their personal stories and develop  embodied ways  to express them.

                                          Production  and Video Stills 
                                          Duration:  23 minutes
                                          Produced at Elsewhere Museum , NC