This is the full transcript for Don’t Call Me Resilient, episode 7: How stories about alternate worlds can help us imagine a better future.
Stories about alternative worlds can be a powerful way of critiquing the problems of our own world.
For decades, black characters in horror movies were objects of ridicule, died first or played evil Voodoo practitioners. But now we’re seeing a wave of films created by blacks and starring blacks.
Peele’s films reflect the way many African-American directors have used the horror genre to reflect the black experience.
From Dundee to Dublin, horror spectaculars are springing up like zombies from the dead.