From the archives of NY-based filmmaker Ed DuRante whose work has been highlighted on this site in the past - most recently, Tambay's enthusiastic write-up of Ed's last feature film, Jake Gets Paid a couple of years ago.

A 2001 thought-provoking short film Ed recently uploaded to YouTube and shared on Twitter, titled America.


A glimpse at the New York City art scene, where sex and money are more important than a Black painter's talent.

Watch the 8 1/2-minute short film below: