Going To Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project

Sunday, July 30, 2023 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Archived

#108 – 94 1st Avenue Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B1, Lady of the Lake Theatre

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“The trip to Mars can only be understood through Black Americans.” Legendary poet Nikki Giovanni’s revelation is a launching pad to an inspiring exploration of her life and legacy. Through a collision of memories, moments in American history, live readings of her poetry, and impressions of space, Giovanni urges us to imagine a future where Black women lead, and equity is a reality.

Filmmaker Bios:

Joe Brewster is a media-maker who believes in the healing power of stories. Brewster left his medical practice to create immersive, narrative, and documentary stories that provoke, challenge, and inspire. He is an Independent Spirit Award and four-time Emmy nominee, a jury prize winner at Tribeca and Sundance, and a Guggenheim fellow.

Michèle Stephenson is a platform-agnostic artist who pulls from her Haitian and Panamanian roots to create stories centering the lived experiences of the Black diaspora. She is a Guggenheim fellow and Creative Capital artist. Stephenson lives in Brooklyn with her creative and life partner, Joe Brewster.

Documentary Film Tag Sponsored by the Canada Media Fund

Film presented in partnership with the Gimli International Film Festival

  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Director: Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson
  • Cast: Thomas Giovanni, Virginia Fowler, Kai Giovanni, Thomas Giovanni, Virginia Fowler, Kai Giovanni