In his cinematic meditations on the African diaspora, the peculiarities of African and African American experience, and the relationship between individual experience and collective memory, multi-hyphenate artist Ephraim Asili routinely leaps across thousands of miles and hundreds of years in a single bound. Born in Pennsylvania—the setting of his feature debut, The Inheritance—but an endlessly curious citizen of the world, Asili’s films travel the planet in search of the parallels that might define a pan-African identity.
Asili’s feature debut is a vivacious, fascinating, and funny ensemble piece set in a West Philadelphia house of Black artists and activists.
An electric combination of diary film, documentary, and fiction, moving from Harlem to the cities and villages of Ethiopia.
A single summer afternoon in two cityscapes a world apart: Harlem, New York, and Salvador, Brazil.
The penultimate entry in the Diaspora Suite, shot between New York and the Jamaican city of Accompong.