The Washington Post’s new short film series, BrotherSpeak, debuted its latest offering today, a six-minute documentary in which an all-black cast of men discuss their views on love. Participants include Rev. Frank Reid, Rev. Tony Lee, journalist Jonathan Capehart, and rapper Asheru.
The segment, produced by theologian and Urban Cusp founder Rahiel Tesfamariam, tackles a wide range of perspectives on familial love, self-love, homosexuality, infidelity, and marital love. Each participant offers a candid, honest insight into his personal experience. Take a look:
It’s wonderful to see black men’s experiences being tapped for mainstream exploration and discussion, particularly as they relate to a topic as intimate as love. Emotional and psychological discourse are just as important as political discourse — especially in regards to black men, who are most often tapped for the latter.
BrotherSpeak is a three-part series, in cooperation with the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Its other topics will be fear (which can be seen here) and dreams.