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The Nommo of Theater and Film: Art as Politics

The Nommo of Theater and Film: Art as Politics

Bashi Rose, TRNN videographer, editor, and veteran of Baltimore‘s artistic community talks about his work and the cultural, political, and social movements from which that work emerged and is inspired

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  1. Bashi Rose and Mitchell Ferguson’s collaborative efforts in creating– “The Nommo of Theatre And Film: Art as Politics”, certainly dips into the well of the late brilliant writer, Amiri Baraka’s vision when asked: Why are your plays so political? Baraka: “That’s our tradition. Whether you’re talking about Frederick Douglas, W.E.B. DuBois, Zora Neal Hurston, Toni Morrison, or Margaret Walker– That’s our tradition. Why is it our tradition, because not only is it our tradition even from Africa to include society as the focus of art, as its principle focus, the development of society, but as an oppressed people we have no other choice but to fight”!

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