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On Black Cinema and Rejection

by Nijla Baseema Mu’min

Yes, this is an angry poem

yes, this is a tired poem

tired of sitting in classes and feeling like a wall-


this is a poem that doesn’t bring up Cassavetes to feel important

this is a poem that never saw a Cassavetes film before coming to “school”

this is a poem that likes Love and Basketball

and wants to write for television

this is a sell-out poem

this is a black woman poem

a poem for my grandmothers who never saw themselves

reflected onscreen in their lifetime- poem

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Photo-set of the cast and crew of Restless City during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival at The Samsung Galaxy Tab Lift

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