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References / Allusions
Spectacularly Intimate: An Interview with Claire Denis (141 & 155)
Kevin Lee interviews director Claire Denis, and the quote referenced in Citizen is discussed here.
Source: The Notebook, an international film publication.
An Interview with Claudia Rankine (147)
Among many other topics, Rankine discusses why she chose to use Wangechi Mutu's Sleeping Heads in Citizen in this 2016 interview with Claire Schwartz.
Source: TriQuarterly Magazine
Zimmerman Is Acquitted in Trayvon Martin Killing (151)
The NY Time's report from July 13, 2013, the day Zimmerman is acquitted of Trayvon Martin's murder.
Source: New York Times
“I Am Invested in Keeping Present the Forgotten Bodies” (160-161)
2014 interview with Rankine. Topics discussed include her use of various artworks (e.g. Slave Ship, Cerebral Caverns, Black Angel, etc.); Rankine's writing process and influences; explorations of our humanity, etc.
Source: The Believer Magazine
Slave Ship (160-161)
Access the link above to read and/or listen
to a brief account of the slave ship
that inspired this painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner.
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston