One Runner of Color’s Internal Monologue

“When will I get to that superior?” Many runners have requested on their own this dilemma,…

“When will I get to that superior?” Many runners have requested on their own this dilemma, but as actor and storyteller Christopher Rivas highlights in his brief film ‘Head On A Swivel,’ not all runners have equal accessibility to that feeling in the course of a operate. The video provides the thoughts and emotions of one runner of color, as told via Rivas’s internal narrative on an common jog: the anticipation of racial profiling, the anxiety of social interaction, and the worry of unjust retribution. “I developed this piece in reaction to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery,” Rivas suggests. “I questioned if disappearing into a runner’s significant is at any time actually feasible when the system of coloration generally has to preserve their head on a swivel.” Rivas’ monologue in the movie concerns which areas are safe and sound and which “normal” functions are basically perilous, but closes with a concept of persistence and defiance: he retains running.