Now, in Color

Clark Burnett + J. Joseph + Karnessia Georgetown

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
― Audre Lorde

By exploring the stories of Black students on Yale’s campus, Now, In Color counters the media’s traditional and monolithic construction of what it means to be Black. In each episode of this documentary series, we delve into

our subjects’ interests, passions, hopes and motivations, from mechanical engineering to poetry. The series aims to showcase, to the world, the breadth and depth that is Blackness. Filmed in the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, Now, in Color is an extension of an ongoing movement. In the process, we hope to connect with the youth of our community by providing access to Black Yale students with diverse interest and backgrounds.

This project is a collaboration between J. Joseph (YC ’19, Film and Media Studies), Karnessia Georgetown (YC ’19, Sociology and African American Studies)

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