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Shorts on Sundays: Wildcat on

Director Kahlil Joseph creates breathtaking visual storytelling in his latest short film, Wildcat. He calls upon former collaborator, Flying Lotus to score this beautifully constructed, black and white movie, which explores the lives of African-American rodeo performers in Grayson Oklahoma. The movie seeks to address the confines of the African American identity in the media. Kahlil said of the film in an interview with Nowness,

“Black people are light years more advanced than the ideas and images that circulate would have you believe. The spaces we control and exist are my ground zero for filming, at least so far, and there are opportunities for me to tap into the energy.”

Joseph’s work is beautiful, deliberate, evocative and mesmerizing. Have a look at three of my other favorites:

Until the Quiet Comes, his first collaboration with Flying Lotus which won the duo an award at Sundance,

The Model with Seu Jorge, the Brazilian singer of The Life Aquatic fame…

…and finally Belhaven Meridian a short film for Shabazz Palaces.

To view more of Joseph Khalid’s remarkable work visit

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