Marlon Riggs

Affirmations

Affirmations

Marlon Riggs expresses the hopes, dreams, and desires of gay Black men in this ode to queer African American empowerment. Built around outtakes of interview and protest footage from Tongues Untied, Affirmations begins as a candid, sex-positive confessional about first-time penetration and evolves into a rousing chorus of calls for freedom, recognition, and inclusion.

Film Info

  • Marlon Riggs
  • United States
  • 1990
  • 11 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English

Available In

Collector's Set

The Signifyin’ Works of Marlon Riggs

The Signifyin’ Works of Marlon Riggs

Blu-Ray Box Set

2 Discs

$39.96

Collector's Set

The Signifyin’ Works of Marlon Riggs

The Signifyin’ Works of Marlon Riggs

DVD Box Set

3 Discs

$31.96

Affirmations
Cast
Reginald T. Jackson
Featuring
Gay Men of African Descent
R. Battle
Blackberri
Michael Bell
Essex Hemphill
Wayson Jones
David B. Kirkland
Alan Miller
Cornelius Moore
Colin Robinson
Britt Tennell
Donald Woods
Credits
Director
Marlon Riggs
Produced by
Marlon Riggs
Written by
Marlon Riggs
Edited by
Christiane Badgley
Photographed by
Marlon Riggs
Photographed by
Scott Sinkler
Online editor
Vince Casalaina