Matene Toure is a freelance writer and cultural critic from the Bronx, New York. She participated in FLC’s Critics Academy for New York Film Festival this year. Her film writing focuses on spotlighting anticolonial cinema, agitprop, Black indie, and avant-garde filmmaking to explore how filmmakers create their own filmic languages outside mainstream cinema. She is completing an MA in Critical Journalism and Creative Publishing at The New School for Social Research. Her writing can be found in ScreenSlate, Brooklyn Rail, Strange Matters, Prism Reports, Truthout, and gal-dem.