I find myself walking a paved road in the middle of a baraat, a groom’s wedding procession. It resembles a parade that will eventually pour through a small Indian village leading to a clearing where the bride and her family wait.
"What does the world look like when everyone is an Other? 'Like Fine Silk' centers on the point of view of a young Afro-Latina as she’s confronted with culture clashes in the intimate setting of a black hair-care store."
"My earliest memories are of garish red and green kitsch Christmas lights, some black faces but more white ones, set against chalk walls and the whiter still sand and unapologetic deep blue of the Indian Ocean, returning relentlessly to it the way we return to each other, in waves. Accompanying this visual is always the sound of Malaika."