In the words of the creator, Ewuraba Hama-Lansiquot:
Palimpsest explores the complex effects and outcomes of racial stereotyping whereby personality traits are associated with races, leaving young people of colour out of both their respective minority group and the racial majority. It is essentially a response to my own experience of being ridiculed for ‘acting white’ at a young age. During my research for this short film, I found that this kind of experience, alongside the societal supremacy of whiteness, could cause significant disillusionment in people of colour with their own cultural backgrounds and a desire to be, or embody the supposed qualities associated with being, white. The film is an exploration of the effect of the violent subtleties of the so-called ‘post-racial’ society we live in.
Palimpsest was created as a response to Horace Ove’s film ‘Baldwin’s Nigger’ as a part of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable‘s first project Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded.”
Featuring: Jacob V Joyce, Deborah Findlater, Alicia M Phillip, Eva Cookney, Zarina Muhammad, Felix Choong and Ewuraba Hama-Lansiquot