It's the year 3000, and a race war has destroyed the world as we know
it, and all black man have since gone to live on Mars, while it has
claimed the lives of all black women - all but Danai's (Teajuana Scott),
who while drifting through a ghost town finds a pair of futuristic goggles
that tell her the history of the race wars and the truth behind it all.
Only the goggles only transmit very intermittedly, so she gets the story
only in small doses. And while waiting for the next transmission, she
stumbles upon Sidney (Sam Krueger), a white man she immediately identifies
as the enemy, even if he insists he's only the mailman who was to deliver
the goggles to this address. She doesn't trust him - but can she learn
from history ...
A film that goes back to the roots of science
fiction, when the genre was not just a template for spectacle but used
futuristic situations as a mirror of/commentary on current sociopolitical
circumstances - in this case of course race relations. But what makes this
film work is that it packs its message into an actual story, makes the
message its backbone, and this way doesn't bluntly hammer things home but
provides food for thoughts. And an assured directorial effort and solid
performances see to it that the film's very relatable too, and a good
watch beyond that.