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18 Years: A Letter to Zora A Proof Concept Film for Onyx and the Chronicle of the Seers, 2022

Identifier: vm_2022spring_cox_brianna.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2022


Conditions Governing Access

System requirements: Windows Media Player, QuickTime, or RealPlayer.

Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


70 pages (70 pages)

1 video file (1 video file (30 minutes) : digital, MOV file, sound, color)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"18 Years: A Letter to Zora is a proof-of-concept episode for a series, Onyx and the Chronicle of the Seers. This film is a piece of speculative fiction within the tradition of Afrofuturism. The story revolves around a line of women who have the ability to commune across space and time with the aid of their special meditation jewelry and their extrasensory Empathic abilities to show each other memories and visions through ritual. We follow Quasheba Blackstone, our protagonist on earth in the year 2020 as she creates a homemade documentary for her infant daughter Zora who is on the brink of a pivotal intergalactic journey, and realizing her destiny with her mysteriously elevated levels of Empathic ability. The viewer watches this relic, alongside the presence of Onyx Blackstone, a descendant on a faraway exoplanet in 2175, as she learns the origin story of her ancestors." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01C Visual & Media Arts

Physical Description

70 pages + 1 video file (30 minutes) : digital, MOV file, sound, color


Media Component ID: TH-DIG009

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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