Fluid Frontiers

  • Fluid Frontiers
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2017
Format : Short
Running time : 23 (in minutes)

Shot in Detroit and Windsor, Fluid Frontiers is the culmination of Ephraim Asili's project exploring the artist's relationship with the African Diaspora, structured around unrehearsed readings of poems originally published by the Detroit-based Broadside Press.

Fluid Frontiers is the fifth and final film in an ongoing series of films exploring Asili's personal relationship to the African Diaspora. Shot along the Detroit River, Fluid Frontiers explores the relationship between concepts of resistance and liberation exemplified by the Underground Railroad, Broadside Press, and artworks of local Detroit Artists. All of the poems are read from original copies of Broadside Press publications by natives of the Detroit Windsor region and were shot without rehearsal.

A film by Ephraim Asili

Canada / United States, 2017, Documentary, 23 minutes, colour, English | Stereo | 4:3 | 16mm film

Tags: Identity, Global Perspectives, Social Justice, AMERICAN, Documentary, African-American, Experimental Film, History, Language, Memory, Poetry, Post-colonialism, Race

Director: Ephraim Asili
Cinematography: Ephraim Asili
Editing: Ephraim Asili
Producer: Oona Mosna
Music: Ephraim Asili, Efe Bes

Video Data Bank (Chicago)
Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

2017 | TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada / 2017 - Sep 7-17
* Selection - Wavelengths
* Toronto Premiere

2017 | Media City Film Festival 2017
* Won: Grand Prize


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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