Moonlight 31.12.2017

 

 


Location: Jahazi Pier at Munyonyo in Uganda by the shores of Lake Victoria


Inspired by Moonlight (2016), the film on black manhood and sexuality.

Juan: I’ve been here a long time. Out of Cuba. A lot of black folks are Cuban. You wouldn’t know from being here now. I was a wild little shortie, man. Just like you. Running around with no shoes on, the moon was out. This one time, I run by this old… this old lady. I was running, howling. Kinda of a fool, boy. This old lady, she stopped me. She said…
Juan: [imitates old lady voice] “Running around, catching a lot of light”. “In moonlight, black boys look blue”. “You’re blue”. “That’s what I’m gonna call you: ‘Blue’.”
[pause]
Little: Is your name ‘Blue’?
Juan: [laughs] Nah.
[pause]
Juan: At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you’re going to be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you

From the script of Moonlight (2016)


 

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