Baye & Asa - Second Seed, 15:44
New York, New York, 2020

Second Seed is a short film responding to D.W. Griffith’s 1915 silent film 'The Birth of a Nation'. Griffith's film is a veneration of the KKK, painting the Klan as saviors of a white race in danger as American culture and politics begin to shift after the Civil War. It highlights a fundamental White supremacist delusion that continues to plague the USA: that White people are inherently superior, and that they are politically and culturally under attack. Second Seed grapples with this White delusion.

AJ Tasley Parr
Amadi Baye Washington
Marla Phelan
Myssi Robinson
Sam Asa Pratt

Directed & Choreographed by: Baye & Asa
Edited by : Baye & Asa
Production & Music by: Jack Grabow
Cinematographer, Camera Operator: Alan Jensen
First Assistant Camera: Stacey Jewell
Technical Director: David Bull