AFRO Sci-Fi Multimedia

Movies, Music and Performance in afrofuturism

Speculative Fiction in the Visual Arts

It is important to know that AFROFuturism is just limited to books. Art, music, video and performance have been an aspect of Black speculative thought for a long timne. Historically, as far back as the first black and white motion pictures in the 1940s, there has been an AFROCentric presence.

Music and movies have always offered people of color an emotional and intellectual escape from white oppression.

The Following Selection

Thanks to the Internet and social media, historical archives and present day releases have made available AFROFuturistic expressions to everyone. This following examples are by no means exhaustive. There is much more to be revealed. As this website grows, you will discover more about how AFROFuturuism has endour Join our mailing list to receive updates.

First Black Horror Movie

Son of Ingagi is a 1940 American film directed by Richard C. Kahn. It was the first science fiction-horror film to feature an all-black cast.

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Sun RA's Cosmic Connection

Sun Ra was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his experimental music, "cosmic" philosophy, prolific output, and theatrical performances.

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To Catch A Dream

A grieving widow seeks to rid herself of a nightly terror using traditional African magic when modern medicines fail. This highly visual short film won awards and accolades from critics and viewers.

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At Rest

A sample from a short fiction collection written by Stafford L Battle.

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