When We Free

When We Free The Film

When We Free is a short fiction film about a recently freed black community's first camp meeting after emancipation. This revival takes place on a camp site and draws people from near and far all searching for one thing or another. In particular, they search for balance between the spiritual traditions they have brought across the Atlantic and those learned in the New World while in bondage.


By Every Means Media Approach

When We Free is also an example of our by every means media approach to liberation and love using, in particular, the tools of art and technology. It is the umbrella we use to sustain the creation of multimedia & art that connects us to legacy.


Why is When We Free

When We Free began as an approach to media and art making, first; birthed because we understand that we can create the world anew. Free! That possibility begins with our own ability to imagine something new. Through film, music and other mediums we collaboratively remember where we come from and limitlessly chart and choose where we will go.


Who is When We Free

When We Free is an international community collaboration initiated by Julia Roxanne Wallace, (aka Sangodare Akinwale), with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs as the primary doula.

Current Projects

A short film about a black community's first camp meeting after emancipation.

Mobile Homecoming</span> is an intergenerational experiential archive project that amplifies generations of queer black brilliance (aka lgbtq/sgl/homoattractional brilliance).

Tradition Returned</span> is an intergenerational experiential archive project that amplifies generations of queer black brilliance (aka lgbtq/sgl/homoattractional brilliance)

Projects seeking support

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52 Funders, Sponsors and Collaborators (so far):

Alexis Pauline Gumbs Adriane Osborne Andrew Good Barbara Wallace Bekezela Mguni Betty Bullen C.C. Wiggins Carolyn Wysinger Clyde Gumbs Courtney Marshall Cynthia Brown Danielle McKinney Deepali Gokhale Elizabeth Bruch Eric Pritchard Faith Holsaert Farah Tanis Heather Bowlan Ifalade TaShia Asanti Jade Brooks Jess St. Louis Jessica Valoris jordan Flaherty Katharine Kuhl Kfir Adam Kimberly Murray Leah Burke Leana Cabral Martina Downey Nadiyah Rodgers Niambi Hall-Campbell nicole miller Noah Rubin-Blose olivia brown Patricia Parker Patricia Torres Pauline McKenzie-Day Rashida Manuel Sam Hummel Sara Toering Shannon Miller Stephen Maglott Taja Lindley Tawanna Sullivan Tema Okun Terri Holley Thelathia Young Thelathia Young Vanessa Lewis Vondalyn Simmons Yani Yancey Zachari Curtis

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