GOING TO MARS: THE NIKKI GIOVANNI PROJECT

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project recounts the story of acclaimed poet, Nikki Giovanni and the revolutionary historical periods through which she lived—from the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movement, to present-day Black Lives Matter. Combining visually innovative treatments of her poetry, along with intimate vérité, rich archival footage, and Giovanni’s own captivating contemporary performances, Going to Mars pushes the boundaries of biographical documentary film to reveal the enduring influence of one of America’s greatest living artists and social commentators.

Film Details

Directors: Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster; Producers: Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster and Amilca Palmer

Year Funded

  • 2018