One Runner of Color’s Internal Monologue

“When will I get to that superior?” Many runners have questioned themselves this concern, but as actor and storyteller Christopher Rivas highlights in his shorter film ‘Head On A Swivel,’ not all runners have equal obtain to that emotion in the course of a run. The movie provides the thoughts and emotions of a person runner of color, as explained to by way of Rivas’s internal narrative on an ordinary jog: the anticipation of racial profiling, the stress and anxiety of social conversation, and the worry of unjust retribution. “I created this piece in reaction to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery,” Rivas suggests. “I questioned if disappearing into a runner’s superior is at any time certainly possible when the overall body of color always has to keep their head on a swivel.” Rivas’ monologue in the film questions which spaces are secure and which “normal” functions are really hazardous, but closes with a information of persistence and defiance: he keeps running.