blood peach

Artist: Zuri Obi
New Orleans, LA

blood peach is an experimental documentary directed by Zuri Obi that delves into the legacy of the unrecognized terror exacted upon newly freed black people seeking to claim their newfound citizenship in Reconstruction-era Natchez, Mississippi. The documentary will investigate these topics by engaging the contention between oral and academic histories, surfacing how stories serve as political tools that activate the grassroots and reinforce oppressive structures.

Award Amount: $6000