Backwards God

Spoken word, Experimental

Backwards God tells the story of how man made God in his image. The film interweaves elements of ecology and spirituality to retell the book of Genesis through a womanist lens.

Director-Natalie Cook

Cast & Crew Members

Jason Cermak, Ian Banks, Jason Cermak, Genesis Be, Wayne Stewart, Honnor Seaton, Andrew Blair, Asia Howard, Anthony Washington, Ashley Tolbert, Jessica Vernon, Brionna Williams

Director's Statement

Natalie Cook is a filmmaker and poet. Natalie’s poetry film, Backwards God, received Best Social Justice Film from the New York International Film Awards and Grand Prize Winner of the AT&T Film Awards.

She is an alumna of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble, the BARS Workshop at The Public Theater, and the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program.

Natalie received a Bachelor in Arts in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing and Afro-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Arts in Film, Black Studies, and Art Education from the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Women Of The Lens

2020 Online

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