Transition 120 - Featured Article

Camera Ministry            

In a post-screening talkback, filmmaker Khalik Allah talks with Tommie Shelby about his depiction of life on a Harlem street corner in the film "Field Niggas," and about responses to his work from his subjects, and the public.

"When I shoot, I never use a flash and often times I have to tell people like, yo, walk with me down to the light.  Walk with me into the light, into the storefront.  But I remember driving home one night. I was like, yo, how many people did I tell to walk with me into the light tonight?  Like it sound like something Christ would say to someone. You know what I mean?  So then I was like, yo, this is camera ministry."  - Khalik Allah  

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