Transition 120 - Featured Article
In a post-screening talkback, filmmaker Khalik Allah talks with Tommie Shelby about his depiction of life on a Harlem street corner in the film "Field Niggas," and about responses to his work from his subjects, and the public.
"When I shoot, I never use a flash and often times I have to tell people like, yo, walk with me down to the light. Walk with me into the light, into the storefront. But I remember driving home one night. I was like, yo, how many people did I tell to walk with me into the light tonight? Like it sound like something Christ would say to someone. You know what I mean? So then I was like, yo, this is camera ministry." - Khalik Allah
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