Black folks and water don’t mix, right? Slice explores how Rico Golden and his homeboys from Memphis submerge themselves in an original swimming art form of athleticism, creativity, and joy called slicing while refusing to drown in a pool of low life expectancy.

Zaire Love

Zaire Love is an award-winning filmmaker, music maker, and writer whose mission is to honor, amplify, and archive the stories and voices of the Black South concentrating her work in Memphis, TN and Mississippi. Her artistry is an ode to being Black and southern in America because the Black South has always had meaningful “cornbread” to share. In her TEDx talk, Baby Hair + Hot Sauce = Embrace What They Ain’t, she talks about the power that Black women [Beyonce and Fannie Lou Hamer] from the South possess and how that power of embracing what others are not is the power that makes them legendary. Zaire is a graduate of Spelman College [BA], Houston Baptist University [M.Ed], and the University of Mississippi [MFA]. Zaire is currently making and creating with her studio, Creative Cornbread.

Joyya Baines

Joyya Baines is a producer living and working in the South. She is a graduate of Spelman College [BA].