In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she'd sooner forget than face.
For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news 24 hours a day filling 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing wars, talk shows and commercials that show us how television shaped the world of today.
Good art gets your attention. Great art demands that you return to visit, view. Genius art requires that you revisit and discuss, perhaps try a hand at interpretation, stroke your chin, tap your temple, reaarange your thinking...
This is "Burning Cane:" Genius art. On all levels of acting, writing, riff performances, lighting, camera angles, intensity, tenderness, warmth, charm, anger and vividly displayed humanism, this collective of artists invites you, commands you to think and to question.
In 1907 Picasso did a piece of art, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, now at the Museum of Modern Art which broke all rules of engagement and turned the world upside down. Karen-kaia Livers Wendell Pierce et al do this in 2019. Mark your calendar for generations to come. Ken Mask
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