Going to Mars

Dir. Michele Stephenson & Joe Brewster

Status: PRODUCTION
2018

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Director Michele Stephenson & Joe Brewster
Completed 2018


SYNOPSIS

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project pushes the boundaries of biographical documentary storytelling to reveal the enduring influence of one of America’s greatest living artists and social commentators. Combining parallel cinematic story editing with visually innovative treatments of her poetry, along with intimate vérité, rich archival footage, and in Giovanni’s own voice and captivating contemporary performances, Going to Mars recounts the story of the artist and activist and the tumultuous historical periods in which she lived—from the Civil Rights Movement, to the Black Arts Movement, to present-day Black Lives Matter.