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The Archive

The power of the archive has everything to do with the frame of reference. Only through our shared frame of reference can we begin to build an archive with each other. 5VOOR12 believes that the hierarchy of institutions can deeply influence the safety of sharing the frame of reference. The question: can what I find fascinating, inspiring, emotional, beautiful find a place within a place that has certain ‘standards’? Our answer is: hell yes. It does. With 5VOOR12. This is our list, which we will keep adding on to. If you get inspired by the list and would like to add on, please contact us. Remember: our archive inspired us to make the work we make. It can inspire you too!


Stuff to watch

  • The Chappelle Show 

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Watch it on Netflix


  • Whack World 

A Visual And Auditory Project by Tierra Whack


  • Justice: What is the right thing to do? 

Harvard University discussion about Affirmative Actio.


  • The Urge of Intersectionality (TED Talk)

Kimberlé Crenshaw discusses: Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias - and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm.


  • Beasts of No Nation 

Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 American-Ghanaian war drama film written, co-produced, shot, and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Watch it on Netflix


  • Moonlight

Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-agedrama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

Watch it on Amazone Prime


  • Do The Right Thing 

Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee.

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Chi-Raq is a 2015 American musicalcrimecomedy drama film, directed and produced by Spike Lee and co-written by Lee and Kevin Willmott. Set in Chicago, the film focuses on the gang violence prevalent in neighborhoods on the city's south side, particularly the Englewood neighborhood. The story is based on Aristophanes' Lysistrata, a classical Greek comedy play in which women withhold sex from their husbands to put an end to the Peloponnesian War

Watch it on Amazone Prime


  • She’s Gotta Have It (Show)

She's Gotta Have It is an American comedy-drama television series created by Spike Lee. It is based on his 1986 film of the same name.

Watch it on Netflix


  • Dolemite 

Dolemite is a 1975 American blaxploitationcrimecomedy film and is also the name of its principal character, played by Rudy Ray Moore, who co-wrote the film and its soundtrack

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  • Freedom Riders 

Documentary by Stanley Nelson. This is the story of more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation.

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  • The African-Americans: many rivers to cross 

Documentary serie. This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today when America remains a nation deeply divided by race

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  • Understanding Structual Racism (TED Talk) 

Luiza Lodder talks about how racism currently manifests itself in Western societies. Many people erroneously think that racism is a thing of the past.


  • The difference between being “not racist” and “anti racist” (TED Talk) 

There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs.


  • The Power of Privilige (TED Talk)

Tiffany Jana has directed organizational development, marketing, and community outreach initiatives for over 10 years. She founded TMI Consulting, the world's first Diversity and Inclusion Certified Benefit Corporation.


Things to read

  • De Vier Inzichten / The Four Agreements 

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. 

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  • De lessen van Ubuntu / The Lessons of Ubuntu 

A roadmap to healing America's wounds, bridging the racial divide, and diminishing our anger. By: Mungi Ngomane.

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  • Weg Naar Huis / Homegoing 

By Yaa Gyasi. A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel.

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  • Tussen de Wereld en Mij / Between the World and Me 

Between the World and Me is a 2015 nonfiction book written by American author Ta-Nehisi Coates and published by Spiegel & Grau. It is written as a letter to the author's teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States.

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  • Tell me who you are 

In this deeply inspiring book, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity on a cross-country tour of America.

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People to meet

  • Akram Khan 

Akram Khan is an Englishdancer and choreographer of Bangladeshi descent. His background is rooted in his classical kathak training and contemporary dance

Performance by Akram Khan Company



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