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Riky Rick Debuts 'Family Values'-Based Short Film, 'Exodus'

Watch South African rapper Riky Rick's short film, 'Exodus,' based on his debut album, 'Family Values.'


Riky Rick’s new short film is officially out and streaming on the web. Directed by Kyle Lewis, Exodus is the final installation from the South African rapper’s debut album, Family Values, which the visually stunning, conceptual music video project is based on.

As explained in a press release: “More than just a epic way to close the curtain of the Family Values run, Exodus celebrates the close relationship between art, music and film.”

After premiering last week at Johannesburg’s Bioscope movie theater, the short film made its web debut today on rikyrickworld.com. Watch it below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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