Straddling the color line, not at home in any hue, a young man struggles with what it means to be black and discovers what it means to be a man.
Charting one man's odyssey through the juggernaut that is racism in America, RHAPSODY IN BLACK is a prismatic look at life on the color line--a poignant, enraging, and often hilarious travelogue through the psyche of the perpetual "other," as he spends a lifetime struggling with what it means to be black and finally comes to understand what it means to be a man. A blistering indictment of tribalism in all forms, RHAPSODY IN BLACK deconstructs notions of race and identity--provoking thought, realigning perspectives and sparking precisely the sort of conversation we all really need to be having right about now.
As a society today we are all culpable; caught up in enabling this demon racism, LETTING it pervade every aspect of American life to such deleterious effect as to actually stymie the efforts of a President to govern. But, now--most ESPECIALLY in this Post-Obama era of Trump--we need to talk; illuminate our similarities and celebrate our differences; understand and appreciate EVERONE’S contributions to this country, accept and forgive, ourselves and each other, for past transgressions.
Photographer: Shirin Tinati