Listen to Represent:
On this episode of Represent, Aisha talks to prolific video essayist-turned–feature filmmaker Kogonada about his new movie, Columbus; the difficulties of trying to sell a film with an Asian lead; and the story behind his mysterious moniker. Also, Aisha and Veralyn highlight the short story “The Black Fairy,” which was commissioned by the NAACP in 1920 as part of a book aimed at showing black children alternative representations of blackness.
- The Upward Path: A Reader for Colored Children, a collection of poems and stories from such luminaries as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and Phillis Wheatley
- Childrens books we discussed: Amazing Grace, Tar Beach, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
- Kogonada’s video essays focusing on filmmaking and auteurs
- “Way of Ozu,” a video essay looking at the work of filmmaker Ozu
- Slate’s review of A Ghost Story
- After the Storm
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