DIRECTOR'S

STATEMENT

Black Lady Goddess submerges us into a world where God is a woman breaking from the usual representation of God being a masculine figure that we see throughout western media. The goal is to break the chains of patriarchy and show that women can hold positions of power, authority and cultural significance and even the highest position of all, the creator of the universe.  The season also plays homage to women’s innate power as the creators of life on earth and celebrates societies that are matriarchal where women play strong leadership roles. By having a God who is a woman, it is supposed to encourage women and those who identify as women to become their best selves and tap into their inner divinity. 

​Additionally, the existence of alternative creation stories that do not center on Western ideologies are central to the television series "Black  Lady Goddess" which is heavily inspired by the creation stories of the Dogon Tribe in Mali, Africa.  By envisioning a  fictional futuristic world where stigmas of inferiority and backwardness are removed from Blackness, we hope to create a future reality free from racialized limitations and creating new possibilities for black self determination. By displaying images of a black god, the goal is to reverse the effects of centuries of societal programing that negates the  humanity and brilliance of black and brown people, their culture and beliefs and recenters Africa as the cradle of humanity. In doing so we hope to capture the heart and imaginations of our viewers in the same way that films like Black Panther, the Boondocks and Avatar were able to strike a collective chord in the popular consciousness of the country.

Black Lady Goddess submerges us into a world where God is a woman breaking away from the usual representation of God being a masculine figure, which we see throughout western canonical literature. The goal is to break the chains of patriarchy and show that women can hold positions of power, authority, cultural significance and even the highest position of all, the creator of the universe.

The series also plays homage to women’s innate power as the creators of life on earth and celebrates societies that are matriarchal and where women play strong leadership roles. By having a God who is a woman, it is supposed to encourage

women and those who identify as women to become their best selves. The glass ceilings have now been broken and women no longer have to play second fiddle to men and be taken advantage of by them, but instead can soar.

Additionally, the existence of an alternative creation story that does not center around Western ideologies is critical to the series BLACK LADY GODDESS. By envisioning a fictional futuristic world where stigmas of inferiority and backwardness are removed from Blackness, Africa and nonwestern ideologies, we hope to create a future reality free from racialized limitations creating new possibilities for black self-determination. By displaying images of a Black God, the goal is to reverse the effects of centuries of societal programing that negates the humanity, brilliance and contributions of black and brown peoples, their culture and beliefs and recenters Africa as the birthplace of humanity. In doing so we hope to capture the heart and imaginations of our viewers in the same way that films like Black Panther and Avatar were able to strike a collective chord in the popular consciousness of the world.

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Black Lady Goddess is heavily inspired by the creation stories of the Dogon Tribe, an ancient tribe living in Mali, West Africa. For decades this tribe has mystified modern-day scientists who have a hard time explaining how the Dogon tribe’s precise and ancient kknowledge of the cosmos was centuries ahead of the knowledge of “the great” Western Astronomers. In many cases their assertions about the cosmos were only proven by advances in quantum physics in the early 20th century. The Dogon tribe credit their advance knowledge of astronomy to information given to them by an alien race called the Nommos who visited earth many years ago. They originated from the Sirius B star, which is where the kingdom of Black Lady Goddess resides.

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