3 Short Films by Marlon T. Riggs

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Anthem
Anthem is an experimental music video asserting a defiant homoeroticism of African American male sexuality. They each disclose their HIV+ status and how they fiercely combat the stigma around the…
Affirmations
Affirmations explores black male dreams and desires and is framed by the poetry of Essex Hemphill.
(No Regret)
No Regret is a poetic and intimate film presenting moving testimonials and portraits of five black gay men.

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