Watch Common And Stevie Wonder’s Ava Duvernay-Produced Short Film, Black America Again

The 21-minute film is a meditation on his new album.

November 04, 2016

Following the release of his Black America Again album Thursday night, Common has released a short film companion piece. The film was produced by Selma and 13th director Ava Duvernay, with Selma's lead cinematographer Bradford Young directing.

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Over the course of 21 minutes, the film offers what Common says is "a meditation" on the album's content, stitching together a set of evocative black-and-white visual poems. Intermittently, Common pops up, rapping stripped down verses from the album on abandoned streets, accompanied by a beatboxing drummer.

The album's Stevie Wonder-assisted title track, which already soundtracked an initial video, figures in prominently as well.

Watch Common And Stevie Wonder’s Ava Duvernay-Produced Short Film, Black America Again