Films : Go West Young Man : synopses

animate! synopsis

Man hands on misery to man. Father and son resist the stereotypes of their race and gender in this personal/historical survey of bias and prejudice. Montage and masculinity meet in an analysis of the black experience.

long synopsis

Like the subject of their worst fears
and the object of their beast fantasies
Both asset and liability
Like everything to them
but Human…

A black father and son discuss the way in which popular myths have shaped their everyday experiences. Go West Young Man, created on an Amiga home computer, parallels their dialogue with a montage of historical moments that have influenced Western perceptions of black masculinity.