In this week’s episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast we chat with actor Ayesha Harris of Daisy Jones and the Six and filmmaker Muta’ Ali of Cassius X: Becoming Ali.
Segment 1: Born and raised in the Long Beach and Inland Empire areas of southern California, Ayesha lived many lives before pursuing a career in acting full time. Ayesha can next be seen in the upcoming Amazon Prime miniseries Daisy Jones and the Six, opposite Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, and Suki Waterhouse. Adapted from Taylor Jenkins Reid’s wildly popular historical fiction novel of the same name, the series follows the rise and fall of a fictional LA rock band in the 1970s – in the guise of Fleetwood Mac – while exploring the reason behind their split at the height of their success.
Segment 2: Muta’Ali is an award winning film director whose latest feature documentary release is Cassius X: Becoming Ali. He received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Director of a Documentary for his critically acclaimed Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn and his feature documentary debut was Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, featuring Harry Belafonte, Alan Alda, Phylicia Rashad, Spike Lee and others. Muta’Ali is currently directing his next feature documentary on a wildly popular product invented by Black entrepreneurs and driven into the ground by predatory executives.
Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Daisy Jones and the Six is currently available on Prime Video and Cassius X: Becoming Ali is available on the Smithsonian Channel.