One Runner of Color’s Internal Monologue
“When will I attain that large?” Many runners have questioned themselves this concern, but as actor and storyteller Christopher Rivas highlights in his short movie ‘Head On A Swivel,’ not all runners have equivalent access to that sensation for the duration of a run. The video clip provides the thoughts and feelings of 1 runner of color, as told through Rivas’s internal narrative on an typical jog: the anticipation of racial profiling, the nervousness of social interaction, and the worry of unjust retribution. “I established this piece in response to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery,” Rivas states. “I wondered if disappearing into a runner’s large is at any time definitely doable when the overall body of color generally has to keep their head on a swivel.” Rivas’ monologue in the movie concerns which spaces are risk-free and which “normal” acts are essentially dangerous, but closes with a message of persistence and defiance: he keeps running.