Our America puts you in the shoes of a Black father driving his son to school—and if that doesn’t sound potentially harrowing to you, then you might be exactly the project’s intended audience. It’s a work that means to illuminate, instruct, challenge, and speak simple, difficult truths. In this interview, Bryant Young talks about why he started developing Our America, who hopes will hear its message, and what he hopes they’ll walk away with.
CONTENT WARNING for racism, police violence, and murder.
Here’s where you can download the Our America, alpha/demo, and support the project.
You can also follow Bryant on Twitter.
• This piece covers the viscous absurdity of American police training really well, as do the YouTube stylings of That Dang Dad.
• And I seriously cannot recommend Are Prisons Obsolete? highly enough.
“All The People Say (Season 4)” by Drew Messinger-Michaels.
“Never Settle” (with lyrics and vocals by Marcus Abundis) and “Rooting” by Camilo Velez.
Logo by Aaron Perry-Zucker, using Icons by by Llisole, Dávid Gladiš, Atif Arshad, Daniel Nochta, Mike Rowe, Jakub Čaja, Raji Purcell and IconsGhost from the Noun Project.