Aug. 1

6:40 PM

Shorts Program 2

Come prepared to dance in your seat for a colorful program of music videos by a diverse group of hip-hop, soul, and folk artists.

38 mins.

Q&A to follow

Music Video

12th Ave & Jefferson

Dir. Araeia Robinson
4 mins., United States, 2019

Shot in South Central, 12th Ave is a visual love letter from the soul to the soil symbolic of reconnecting to one’s source. It’s an exercise in releasing all of the repressed memories stored in our bones. Everyone has a 12th Ave, this is Def’s.

Philadelphia Premiere

Music Video


Dir. Sontenish Myers & Temi Oni
4 mins., United States, 2019

After an uncomfortable encounter, a young girl seeks refuge in the girls bathroom and is transported to an underworld of Black Girl Magic.

Music Video

Nowhere, Nobody

Dirs. Naima Ramos Chapman & Terence Nance
9 mins., United States, 2019

Through a suite of “Some Rap Songs” Earl Sweatshirt guides us through the past and the present with abstract powerful visuals.

World Premiere


Short Documentary

Plant the Seed

Dir. Taína Asili
11 mins., United States, 2018

Plant the Seed is a music video documentary by Taína Asili about black farmer and educator Leah Penniman and her journey to become the co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, a national leader in the food justice movement.

Philadelphia Premiere


Music Video

That Magic

Dir. Maori Karmael Holmes
5 mins., United States, 2018

A girl. A boy. A camera. Official music video for India.Arie’s single “That Magic” exploring a new love that was nearly missed.

Philadelphia Premiere