This commercial for a Black Moses Barbie toy is the 3rd & final in a series of 3 celebrating the legacy of Harriet Tubman. It is part of Pierre Bennu's larger series of paintings and films deconstructing and re-envisioning images of people of color in commercial & pop culture. In this piece, the inspiring legacy of Harriet Tubman, the historical figure, is translated in order to examine and interrogate the gendered construction and marketing of heroism, violence, and play.
Directed, written & storyboarded by:
Dirk Joesph & Pierre Bennu
puppeteering & backgrounds: