Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Adetoro Makinde

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

In the Wake of Mourning

In the middle of the pandemic and protests for racial justice, Tyrese Allyene-Davis, a disabled Black youth, celebrated his 21st birthday isolated in his NYU dorm room. Following a screening of I Am Not Your Negro, his introduction to James Baldwin pushes him into a visceral call for help in a Facebook post. Shot on Super 8mm film, this experimental documentary short expands on his audio to capture the mental exploration of his thoughts with hauntingly poetic moments of intimacy, pain and celebration.

Directed by Adetoro Makinde; Featuring Tyrese Alleyne-Davis

Speakers: Adetoro Makinde, Tyrese Alleyne-Davis