I Snuck Off the Slave Ship

About

Lonnie Holley, a "self-taught African American artist" and dimensional traveler, attempts to sneak off the slave ship America.

Screens with New Frontier Shorts Program

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Shorts Program Films

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 20 min

COMPANY Raw Music International

WEBSITE http://www.rawmusicinternational.com

EMAIL brittanug@gmail.com

PHONE (401) 219-4600

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Artist Bio

Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley is an Alabama-born visual artist, musician, and filmmaker. His visual art is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and many other museums. He has released three critically acclaimed studio albums, including MITH in 2018. The film I Snuck Off the Slave Ship is his directorial debut. Like the song that inspired it, the film is a metaphor for African American transcendence.


Cyrus Moussavi

Cyrus Moussavi is a filmmaker and record producer. He founded Raw Music International, a film collective documenting underground music scenes around the world. He has produced films about music in Burma, Kenya, Western Sahara, Iraq, Ukraine, and Mongolia. He was born in Iowa to Iranian parents and currently lives in Chicago.