Bitter Fruit  is a short film that explores the concept of “Othering” - how scapegoats are so quickly and easily defined, and their role as “the other” solidifies when the first victim is hung (or burnt, or dragged to death, or stoned), ultimately serving as both the problem and the solution.  The handmade mixed media set is constructed using names of lynched female victims, obtained from Maria Delongoria’s dissertation,  Stranger Fruit: The Lynching of Black Women , and reexamines Abel Meeropol’s haunting poem (later adapted by Billie Holiday and called  Strange Fruit )   within the context of these victims.

Bitter Fruit is a short film that explores the concept of “Othering” - how scapegoats are so quickly and easily defined, and their role as “the other” solidifies when the first victim is hung (or burnt, or dragged to death, or stoned), ultimately serving as both the problem and the solution.

The handmade mixed media set is constructed using names of lynched female victims, obtained from Maria Delongoria’s dissertation, Stranger Fruit: The Lynching of Black Women, and reexamines Abel Meeropol’s haunting poem (later adapted by Billie Holiday and called Strange Fruit) within the context of these victims.

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  Bitter Fruit  is a short film that explores the concept of “Othering” - how scapegoats are so quickly and easily defined, and their role as “the other” solidifies when the first victim is hung (or burnt, or dragged to death, or stoned), ultimately serving as both the problem and the solution.  The handmade mixed media set is constructed using names of lynched female victims, obtained from Maria Delongoria’s dissertation,  Stranger Fruit: The Lynching of Black Women , and reexamines Abel Meeropol’s haunting poem (later adapted by Billie Holiday and called  Strange Fruit )   within the context of these victims.
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Bitter Fruit is a short film that explores the concept of “Othering” - how scapegoats are so quickly and easily defined, and their role as “the other” solidifies when the first victim is hung (or burnt, or dragged to death, or stoned), ultimately serving as both the problem and the solution.

The handmade mixed media set is constructed using names of lynched female victims, obtained from Maria Delongoria’s dissertation, Stranger Fruit: The Lynching of Black Women, and reexamines Abel Meeropol’s haunting poem (later adapted by Billie Holiday and called Strange Fruit) within the context of these victims.

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