‘Certain Winds From the South’ NY African Film Festival
NY African Film Festival & Art Noir Co.
summer 2023
w/ with Courage (Dzidula) Kpodo

@blackdiscourse.co was invited by @artnoirco to host a Q&A after the screening of ‘Atopias: The Homeless Wanderer’ and  ‘Certain Winds From the South’ with Courage (Dzidula) Kpodo @dzidula_k , set designer.
‘Certain Winds from the South’ : Adapting Ama Ata Aidoo's short story, Eric Gyamfi uncovers a vicious cycle of inequality in Ghana.
‘Atopias: The Homeless Wanderer’ : In the second part of Daniela Yohannes’ ‘Atopias’ trilogy, a woman treks the Caribbean’s harsh natural landscapes in search of a transformational portal.

Zion Estrada (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist researcher living on Gabrielleno/Tongva Territory. Her work flows between archival assemblage filmmaking, sonic collage production and experiential design.

Zion’s  experimental collage language in film and sonic works often use layering of field recordings, found sounds and carefully curated sound clips that score a line of discourse that complicate temporality, history and meaning making. Her practice is informed by the palimpsest.

Her services include creative direction/production, narrative strategy, archival research, experiential design, host/facilitation, and sonic/visual works.

She is most interested in the non-verbal  and non-human qualities of storytelling in Africa and her diaspora (specifically the Caribbean) and how sounds hold the spirits of the past and the alchemic power to magnetize communities, movement, moods, and healing. She draws on the traditions of Black Trans abolitionists care making, sex worker solidarity,  doula presence practices and movement architects love of release.

Zion is co-founder and Creative Director of Black Discourse and owner of BZE Consultant LLC.

Director of Programs at BLD PWR; holds 10yrs as educator and curriculum developer.

Board member at Citizens of Culture
Presenting at the Ghetto Biennale in Jacmel, Haiti 2024
Participant in MIT Worlding Project Community 2023