A rich collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed psychological horror thrillers on structural racism will be screened for free every Wednesdays of October.
The films aim to raise awareness on the prejudice, discrimination and antagonism directed against people of color, as well as the systemic form of injustice embedded in society. It hopes to shed light on the impact of the double-edged fetishization of other cultures.
Candyman (2021), co-written and directed by American filmmaker Nia DaCosta, is a contemporary take on the blood-chilling urban legend. This supernatural slasher narrates the macabre history of the hook-handed killer and how an act of white brutality upon a black man can lead to a series of violence. It is scheduled for October 5.
Antebellum (2020) by American writers, filmmakers, and activists Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz deals with social injustice through the lens of a 21st century African-American woman. It follows a successful author who suddenly found herself trapped in a Southern slave plantation. It is slated on October 12.
Black Box (2020) by award-winning writer-director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour introduces a single father who lost his wife and memory in a tragic car accident. Out of desperation, he opted for an experimental recovery treatment which led to strange visions and nightmares. It will be showcased on October 19.
Get Out (2017), written and directed by American actor and comedian Jordan Peele, stars a young African-American out on a weekend visit to his white girlfriend’s parents. In his directorial debut, Peele utilizes the psychological thriller to shed light on the terrors of newfound negrophilia, or the black culture craze. It will be on view on October 26.
Curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, the free and public online screenings will be conducted via Zoom every 12 noon on the scheduled dates.
To register, email email@example.com. For more information, visit the official Facebook page of MCAD (https://www.facebook.com/MCADManila).