DCEFF: Earth Day Celebration

Ain't Your Mama's Heat Wave

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Co-presented with Think 100% Films and the Hip Hop Caucus

Filmed in the St. Paul’s district of Norfolk, VA, a Black public housing community that is being redeveloped because of climate flooding, sea-level rise, and a legacy of racist urban policies, Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave is a stand-up comedy special from the frontlines of the climate crisis. Four Black millennial stand-up comedians take the stage to “make the climate crisis funny” in front of a St. Paul’s audience who are at risk for a Hurricane Katrina-like disaster and who are currently being displaced from their homes. In the Black American tradition of struggle, resilience, and triumph in the face of existential threat, the joy of comedy, music, and art informs and empowers.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    43 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Elijah Karriem