Crowdfund This: Ytasha Womack’s Afrofuturist Sci-Fi Feature Film ‘Bar Star City’
Photo Credit: S & A
News

Crowdfund This: Ytasha Womack’s Afrofuturist Sci-Fi Feature Film ‘Bar Star City’

nullAuthor and

filmmaker Ytasha Womack can rightly lay claim to writing the book on

Afrofuturism. Her 2013 groundbreaking book “Afrofuturism: The World of Black

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture” has become the definitive book on examining sci-fi

literature, music and visual art of Afrofuturists who strive to break down

racial, ethnic, and social limitations to empower and free individuals to be

themselves.

Along with

her more recent sci-fi book, "Rayla 2212," Ms. Womack is also a filmmaker ("The

Engagement," "Love Shorts"). But, where as her previous films were romantic

comedies, for her next project, she has moved on to write and direct a

sci-fi film next, titled "Bar Star City."

As she says “after writing Afrofuturism, I decided that I

wanted to do a film that looked at the phenomena and sci fi possibilities all

around us…. especially in our urban haunts." 

She also

adds that her new film “looks at love,

deception, memory and alienation amongst a group of bar regulars who just want

a place to call home….Think the TV classic Cheers meets Funkadelic’s Maggot

Brain meets that funny dream you had last night that you decided to keep to

yourself."

And now to see her vision come to reality, Ms. Womack has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to raise $9,500 in less

than 30 days to help her complete her film.

And since we

always have commenters on the site talking about how they want to see more

black filmmakers making sci-fi films, here’s the chance to help one out.

To find out

more about Ytasha Womack, visit her website HERE, and go HERE to check out the Kickstarter

page for "Bar Star City," or click within the widget under the pitch video below:


Shadow and Act is a website dedicated to cinema, television and web content of Africa and its global Diaspora. With daily news, interviews, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, and more, Shadow and Act promotes content created by and about people of African descent throughout the world.

© 2023 Shadow & Act. All rights reserved.