Afro-Punk explores race identity within the punk scene and tackles the hard questions such as issues of loneliness, exile, interracial dating and black power. It follows the lives of four people who have dedicated themselves to the punk rock lifestyle. They find themselves in conflicting situations, living the dual life of a person of color in a mostly white community.
The documentary laces interviews from scores of black punk rockers from all over the nation with scenes from our four protagonists’ lives. They each come from different regions, generations, genders and sexual preferences, but their stories are amazingly similar. Thousands more with similar tales exist throughout the world to form a subculture within a subculture.
The Afro-Punk movement presently exists as an online community at afropunk.com and also as a festival that tours throughout the country and abroad spread the messages of unity contained within the full-length feature. Support it when it comes to your town.