The shortage of fresh vegetables in poor urban areas is the subject of a new music video by Dekunle, and it’s one of two video pieces directed by John Connor Hammond we’re featuring today. In “No Avocados in the Ghetto,” Dekunle dances through a supermarket in a suit, accompanied by doo-wop backup singers with effervescent smiles, a satirical take on the issue of food deserts. The other, “ASMR for White Liberals,” draws an equally sharp focus on the issue of white guilt. A black man, played by writer/comedian Randall Otis, whispers into a microphone the sort of soothing thoughts white people love to hear: that black people don’t hate them, and don’t consider them racist. Both pieces are funny and biting, cutting deep while they maintain a colorful, low-key cool. NO AVOCADOS IN THE GHETTO // [Watch on YouTube]. (3 minutes). Director: John Connor Hammond. Musician: Dekunle. Editor: Micha Pichlkastner. Color: Daniel Hollerweger. ASMR FOR WHITE LIBERALS // [Watch on YouTube]. (2 minutes). Produced by Studio 181. Director: John Connor Hammond. Writer/Starring: Randall Otis.
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