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Code Black Planet

Explore secret transmissions from Black Planet, kaleidoscopic correspondences that cinematically mix spoken word, music, sketch comedy, and more.

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Code Black Planet

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READ: AN INTERVIEW ABOUT ‘CODE BLACK PLANET’ WITH ANTHONY MARTINEZ-BRIGGS

Meet the Artists


CREATIVE TEAM

Conceived by Anthony Martinez-Briggs*, Brandon J. Pierce*, and Taj Rauch

Written & Performed by Anthony Martinez-Briggs*, Jaylene Clark Owens*, Malika Oyetimein, Brandon J. Pierce* and Taj Rauch

Cinematography & Editing by Taj Rauch, with additional support from Anthony Martinez-Briggs*

Directed by Malika Oyetimein

Featured Performer: Ang Bey

Special appearances by Natrice Watts, LaTasha “Elle.Morris” Morris, Lindsay Smiling*, Javares Selby, Jaedto Israel, Patreshettarlini Adams, Briana Gause, Avery Mekhi, Maya Branch, Julius Lowery, Carl Pierce, Noelle Diane Johnson, & Phil Fairell

Music by ILL DOOTS, Scott Ziegler, Jordan McCree, Marow, versus, & 7ink

Additional sound fx from Freesound.org; InspectorJ, Scorepion, silverillusionist, conleec, enviomaniac2, & Vann Westfold

Photo credits: Dreamstime, Pond5, and Flickr

Audio Description: Nick Hatcher

*Indicates a member of the Wilma HotHouse Company

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HOW LONG IS CODE BLACK PLANET?

The video is 23-minutes long.

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WHEN DO I HAVE TO WATCH CODE BLACK PLANET BY?

The short is pre-recorded and you can watch it anytime, day or night beginning today! Due to strict contracts, your access to this video will expire after July 31, 2021. After this date, it will no longer be possible to watch. 

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