The Lineup

A Black Girl's Country

Nia June

Nia June is a Baltimore native, performer, author, filmmaker, educator, and dancer. Specializing in spoken-word, June has been the featured performer and guest speaker at events throughout the east coast. When June is not performing or filming, she is teaching Dance and Poetry to Baltimore City youth. She has work published in Grub Street Literary Magazine vol. 67, Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora vol. 45.1, and the forthcoming issue of Lullwater Review. June's debut film, A Black Girl's Country featured in film festivals in Baltimore, MD, Washington D.C., Houston, TX, and Savannah, GA. In May 2020, June graduated from Towson University, where she was awarded a full scholarship for 'Excellence in Poetry.' June’s most recent project is a collaborative collection of poetry and photography with local cinematographer, Kirby Griffin. Their book, Paper Trails of the Undying, is an illustration of Baltimore’s tenacious beauty.
the film
A meditative visual poem investigates the meaning of Black womanhood through an Afrofuturistic lens, asking its viewers: what do you know of a black girl's country?

Original Poetry Written and Performed by Nia June

Writer, Director, and Producer: Nia June

Creative Director and Musical Producer: APoetNamedNate

Director of Photography and Colorist: Kirby Griffin

Editors: Kirby Griffin, Nia June, and APoetNamedNate

Additional Vocals: Wifty Bangura

Mixing Engineer: Matt Davenport

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