Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing.
Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, Neptune Frost takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic intervention, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry.
Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience – Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.
Watch the trailer for Neptune Frost below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray August 9th.