'Intersections' explores issues of racism and homophobia through a surreal narrative film structured through metaphors and vignettes where the roles are played by people from queer and racialized communities in Greensboro, North Carolina . The film interconnects both the civil rights movement and current queer issues through the writing and speeches of the lost prophet, Bayard Rustin. Some of the topics include the history of segregation, the Woolworth Sit-Ins , the Jim Crow laws, The Greensboro Four, the recently passed Amendment 1 in NC, and the newly repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law.
About 30 members of the community collaborated in the creation of the project, which was developed collectively over a period of two and a half months. This is the result of a residency by Emilio Rojas and Jeremy Harris at Elsewhere Museum that attempted to collectively generate a creative space for reflecting on these vital issues. The film just premier at the North Carolina FIlm and Video Festival at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, then will be screen UNC Asheville, and Savannah College of Arts, and finally at the Glasshouse in NY.
This screening will be a before touring in festivals in this next year.