My mind is a whirl of movies and my pupils are still dilated. Most of the filmmakers in the Berlinale Blackness films were coming from outside of the culture that they wanted to represent. This means that they would be naturally attracted to the most striking elements of the society that they were discovering and may not have had the cultural fluency to appreciate the subtler aspects of that society.
Many renowned artists were racists and/or sexists. This is not your fault. But it becomes your problem, too, if you elect to continue their legacy as if they had not been dehumanising the majority of the people on the planet.
Spending a sunny afternoon with Blaq Pearl in Berlin was like having a virtual visit to her home in South Africa. As she does with her poetry and song, she paints vivid pictures throughout the interview about what her life is like with all of its richness and challenges.