Laying Flowers.:.Setting Fires

Starfish Accelerator

The Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is Now

Starfish Accelerator incubated “Laying Flowers.:.Setting Fires”, a short film by poet Amir Sulaiman and produced in collaboration with Michael Fernandez (Black Is King and The Burial of Kojo), is a poem, a eulogy, a war cry, a victory dance, and a call to action that emerged in response to the cycle of state violence against Black bodies. The film is part of a larger multimedia project called Subverse, which takes on pressing, inspiring, and challenging moments in our collective human experience through the lens of poets, comedians, and artists invested in uncovering the secrets in the language.

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