Through intimate vérité, archival footage, and visually innovative treatments of her poetry,
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project pushes the boundaries of biographical
documentary film by traveling through time and space to reveal the enduring influence of
one of America's greatest living artists and social commentators.
WINNER GRAND JURY PRIZE: U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2023
At Rada Studio our mission is to create compelling visual stories that provoke critical thought and disrupt the status quo in nonfiction spaces and in our world at large.
We seek to work through our craft of storytelling to heal, and question our relationship to systemic oppression. In these vulnerable spaces art is created and liberation reimagined for us as individuals and for our communities.
Aesthetically, we push the boundaries of form to play within and around the conventions of storytelling by tapping into the rich legacy of the Black radical tradition and drawing from the pillars that define Black Atlantic expression. In this way, we draw in and center the Black diasporic experience, not only in the telling of deeply personal stories, created by, for and about BIPOC communities, but in how they are conveyed on-screen to global audiences.