During the WOWPS Festival we are offering events to pour into our poets and Baltimore community in a variety of ways!

Come and experience the cinematic work of Baltimore based artist Malaika Aminata. We will be watching two works from the artist, the music video “Consciousness” and the documentary “Not about a Riot”. Both works speak to Malaika’s relationship with Baltimore and its history.

Check out full festival schedule HERE!

Using footage from the week of unrest popularly coined “The Baltimore Uprising”, filmmaker Malaika Aminata documents a city’s response to the death of Freddie Gray. Through music, movement, and art, spirits are stirred, shackles are unchained, and a community comes together. This is the story the media didn’t show; Not About A Riot.

An explorer of connection, Malaika Aminata Clements utilizes the power of creative expression to expand internal and external worlds. With hands in multiple realms, Malaika aims to leverage institutional resources for community efforts, and offers nuanced perspective by provoking thought, challenging intentions, crossing barriers, building bridges and cultivating space for people to vocalize, object and wonder why.

A practitioner of various mediums Malaika has personally and professionally created through the channels of photography, videography, movement, music, theater, writing, and curation yet sees the discoveries made amidst the process as the ultimate artform.

Currently Malaika focuses on mothering a 1 year old child sun, planning for a transcendental future and working with the Baltimore Museum of Art helping to spearhead the museum’s off campus branch location – BMA Lexington Market.

Add to Calendar 20230329 America/New_York 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore MD 21201 HERstory: WOWPS x BFSFF Film Screening & Talkback