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To some, February 13th, 1969, was a day of unrivaled bravery and glory. For those who took over The Allen Building to force Duke University to respond to the needs of its Black students, it quickly turned into a nightmare as the threat of police arriving loomed. On the surface, Sambo is a story about how the risk of violent force can breed resistance. But underneath, this film asks: who are we becoming? And who do we need to be when the chaos around us grows?

Present stage of this work: Nearly final version

Fueled by her interest in history, technology, perception, movement, and our relationship with one another and with nature, Bruklyn aims to bring life to essential aspects of the African American experience — an experience that transcends the trials and tribulations Black people face. In her eyes, the elements listed above hold the wisdom that we need to imagine new worlds that not only transitions ideologies and norms, but creates possibilities and potential. Through mingling the voices of men, women and even ghosts, Bruklyn’s work is a place where myth, magic and superstition are inextricably intertwined with everyday verities.

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