As people around the world chant, “Black Lives Matter,” BLACK AS U R asks why voices raised against racial injustice often don’t speak up when victims are also queer.
Reflecting on his own upbringing as a gay Black man from the Southern United States, director Micheal Rice brings together a diverse collection of Black LGBTIQ+ voices to share their experiences at the intersection of racial injustice and queerness. This essential, eye-opening documentary explores the prevalence of homophobia and transphobia within Black communities, whilst broaching a vital discussion around their increased marginalisation within LGBTIQ+ spaces.
Content warning: contains depictions of graphic transphobic, homophobic and racial violence; discussion of suicide and sexual violence; and scenes that may be distressing
“It’s a powerful piece of filmmaking that centers on the pain and beauty of Black queer life, allowing those who know firsthand the complexity of their intersectionality to tell their stories.”
— The Advocate