Momentum
Published in

Momentum

Barry Jenkins: I Want To Unpack The Generational Trauma of Slavery

The ‘Underground’ director tells Momentum how his Amazon Prime series tells a different slavery story.

Barry Jenkins on set in a cotton field for his new Amazon Prime series. Jenkins talks to Momentum exclusively. Image: Courtesy Amazon Prime.

Barry Jenkins’ 10-part adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad had me drinking wine, burning candles, chanting psalms, and asking for…

--

--

--

Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

Recommended from Medium

Is The Apathy Of War, Entertainment?

Is War Entertainment?

All the Dumb Things You Can Say About Romance Novels, In One Convenient Place

How to show your working class skills while consciously appropriating the japanese boro technique

Alberto Ramos: Next Up

Disability Group Challenges Meryl Streep to Walk the Walk in Breaking Down Stigmas & Bullying

Friday’s Heroic LGBTQ Fiction

Chicken Incarnadine

What Happened 71 Years Ago Today?

Kenneth Bianchi, the Hillside Strangler, testifies in a courtroom against his cousins and accomplice Angelo Buono.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nadine Drummond

Nadine Drummond

Bacchanalist🧨, Journalist🥇, Filmmaker 🎬, aspiring vegan 🌱 with 👸🏾Feminist politics who praises Rastafari🔥 & studies no Evil💕.

More from Medium

Mobilization

February is Black History Month

This is why John Lewis signed my copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book

Texas freeze does the farmers in again